Bishop accused of raping nun to be arrested tonight: Police (File Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused by a nun of raping and sexually assaulting her, will be arrested on Friday night, Kottayam Superintendent of Police Hari Sankar said.
Kerala nun rape case: Kottayam SP Hari Sankar says, "Franco Mulakkal has not been arrested. Interrogation has been going on. He will be arrested tonight and produced before the court within 24 hours" pic.twitter.com/Fdq4LQBW0d— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2018
He said the police would record his arrest shortly.
“The investigating officer in the nun rape case has found that the bishop has committed the crime,” Sankar told journalists.
Mulakkal was on Thursday relieved “temporarily” of his pastoral responsibilities as the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Missionaries of Jesus by the Pope.
He has been accused by the nun of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting her between 2014 and 2016.