Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop

Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop The nuns are seen protesting outside of the Kochi High Court
Leonard Rios | 12 September, 2018, 12:31

She demanded whether "Church authorities can give back what I have lost".

Terming the allegations against him as "serious", the bishop said only three persons knew the truth. The statement has also said that the allegations against the Bishop are completely baseless.

The nun alleged that she was sexually abused by Bishop Franco Mullackal between 2014 and 2016. He repeated the offence 12 more times in the next two years, she alleged.

Coming out as a fresh development in the Kerala nun rape case, the brother of the Kerala nun on Wednesday slammed the accused Bishop and claimed that he was offered Rs 5 crore to withdraw his complaint against the accused Bishop Franco Mullakkal.

Joining the dharna organised by various Catholic organisations seeking reformation in the church, the nuns alleged that the victim had been denied justice by the authorities and the Church as no action has been initiated against the accused.

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"They are arranging people to attack us and Bishop Franco is using his political power and money to get higher authorities of the investigation and the government to bury legal proceedings that I have filed against him", she charged.

The case in the southern state of Kerala has attracted worldwide attention, as it is extremely rare for nuns to publicly accuse a superior of wrongdoing, let alone sexual assault. "Why didn't she complain the first time?", reported The News Minute.

He added that no other nun had filed evidence against the bishop and that there was not of yet any scientific evidence to substantiate the rape charges. Claiming that she and those supporting her in her trauma are being virtually ostracised, including denial of Holy Mass at her convent in Kuruvilangad, the letter says that "the silence on the part of the church is leading me to further humiliation and character assassination". They alleged that the police probing the case was trying to sabotage the investigation.

Across Kerala, anger is rising that law enforcement has yet to arrest the bishop, despite multiple accounts against him.

Kottayam district police chief Hari Shankar has reportedly approached the director general of police Loknath Behera requesting that the high-profile case be handed over to the crime branch, though the latter said no such decision has been taken yet.

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