Kerala Nun Rape: Franco Mulakkal sent to judicial custody till October 6

Kottayam, Sep 24: The Pala Judicial Magistrate Court on Monday sent former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, to judicial custody till October 6.

On September 22, the Catholic priest was sent to a police custody till today, after being produced before the magistrate court. The Kerala High Court had postponed his bail plea to September 25.

Mulakkal, who headed the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, was arrested by Kerala police on Friday in Tripunithura after three consecutive days of questioning in the case.

The clergyman had refuted the charges of sexual misconduct.

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

Later, she filed an FIR against the bishop on June 27 this year.


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