Kerala, Sep 18: Mahila Congress State General Secretary M. Haripriya on Tuesday launched an indefinite strike in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
Earlier in a day, Mulakkal approached the Kerala High Court seeking an anticipatory bail.
Kerala: Mahila Congress State General Secretary M. Haripriya begins indefinite strike in Kochi demanding arrest of the rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal. He is accused of raping a nun. pic.twitter.com/7FpuDJD6JA
— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2018
Franco has asked the court to see that he is not arrested until the anticipatory bail plea is finally disposed.
Last week, the Jalandhar Bishop had described rape allegations against him as a conspiracy.
“I feel there are people who are against the church, they’re using these sisters. This is a conspiracy and several people are taking advantage of the situation, they are putting sisters at the forefront”, he had told media.
A 44-year-old Kerala based Nun has alleged that she was raped several times between 2014 to 2016.
She filed the FIR against Mulakkal on June 27 this year.