Kerala nun rape case: Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal relieved of duties by Vatican

New Delhi, Sep 20: Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who allegedly raped a nun in Kerala, was on Thursday relieved of his pastoral duties.

“The Vatican relieves Franco Mulakkal of his pastoral duties in diocese of Jalandhar,” reported ANI.

The step came as Kerala police began questioning Mulakkal for the second day after a seven-hour interrogation on Wednesday.

Yesterday, Mulakkal was questioned for around seven hours here at the Crime Branch office. He was asked to return on Thursday for further questioning.

A 44-year-old Kerala based Nun has alleged that she was raped several times between 2014 to 2016.

Following this, an FIR was registered against the bishop on June 27 this year.

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