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Bishop accused of raping Kerala nun summoned by police on September 19

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 17 Sep 2018, 04:41:24 PM
Mullakal had allegedly raped the nun and had unnatural sex with her multiple times between 2014 and 2016. (File photo)

New Delhi:

Roman Catholic Bishop from Jalandhar Franco Mullakal, who is facing rape charges by a nun in Kerala, has been summoned by the Kerala Police on September 19, a senior official said Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Kerala Police had said that the Bishop could be summoned for questioning this week.

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Further action would be taken after clearing doubts as there were a “lot of contradictions” in the statements given by the nun, witnesses and the accused, the police said.

The complainant had accused that Mullakal had raped her and had unnatural sex with her multiple times between 2014 and 2016.

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According to preliminary investigations, the Bishop abused his position and repeatedly raped the nun.

The police, however, rejected the allegations that the police were helping the accused Bishop.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 12 Sep 2018, 05:23:45 PM