Nun rape case: Kerala police summons Jalandhar bishop

PTI Kochi | Updated on September 12, 2018 Published on September 12, 2018



The Kerala police Wednesday summoned Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese to appear before it on September 19 in connection with the probe into allegations of rape by a nun amid mounting pressure for action against him and continuing protests.

Announcing the decision to summon the clergyman after a meeting where the probe in the case was reviewed, Inspector General of police Vijay Sakhare said the delay in completing the investigation was due to “contradictions” in the statements given by the victim, the witnesses, and the accused.

Sakhare said a decision on arresting the bishop could be taken only after ironing out the contradictions in the statements.

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Published on September 12, 2018
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