Kerala nun rape case: Kerala High Court rejected bail plea of Bishop Franco Mulakkal

The Kerala High Court has dismissed the bail plea of accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested by the Kerala police in connection with the rape of a nun.

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Archdiocese of Jalandhar, Punjab, was arrested by the police officials on September 21st after the investigating team finally found evidence that linked him in the sexual harassment case. The rape accused was produced in the Pala court earlier on September 24th and the court had extended his police custody till October 6th.

Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan of the Kerala High court rejected the bail plea on the view that the rape accused Bishop is influential. The court also pointed out the availability of evidence to pursue the case and evidence shows that there are materials that prima facie show that the allegations against the Bishop are true and serious.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

According to the reports, the senior counsel appearing for the bishop argued that the nun changed her complaint from sexual harassment to rape after she was subjected to a medical examination and requested the court to take this issue into cognisance. The counsel also submitted video documents to prove that the Bishop had visited the nun’s house the next day of the alleged rape to have happened.

The public prosecutor arguing against the bail plea presented the 150 pages of nun’s statements. He also said that the investigation is now in a critical stage and asked the court to record the statements of five nuns and two others involved in the case. He argued that letting the Bishop out on bail would affect the collection of evidence.

Franco Mulakkal, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, is said to have raped her at a guest house in Kuravilangad in May 2014 and exploited her sexually on several other occasions. The nun has registered a complaint in June this year and has been allegedly threatened by the accused of doing so. The congregation has also stood by the rape accused and referred to him as an “innocent soul”. We had also reported that Kerala MLA PC George had called the alleged rape victim a ‘prostitute’.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel
Rahul Gandhi

Staring at an imminent defeat in Amethi, Congress on the scout to secure a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

The Congress units of southern states have been feverishly imploring Rahul Gandhi to fight from any constituencies in southern states, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh .
Prakash Raj was welcomed with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj greeted with pro-Modi slogans as he went to file his nomination

Prakash Raj seemed visibly miffed with a large number of Modi supporters welcoming him with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru
AM Sheikh Dawood promised of offering 10 litres of free liquor monthly to the families in his constituency on his victory

Independent candidate from Tamil Nadu promises 10 litres of free liquor every month on winning elections

An independent candidate from Tamil Nadu has come up with a strange promise of offering 10 litres of free liquor every month to every family in his constituency

AAP propagandist tweets false claim about Adani Group, deletes due to fear of defamation

Earlier Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia had also tweeted false claim about Adani Group

Gujarat Congress nominates 17 candidates for Jamnagar Lok Sabha seats, Hardik Patel does not make the cut

Hardik Patel had earlier expressed his desire to fight from the Jamnagar Lok Sabha constituency

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 

Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?

Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its March 23, 2019 edition.
Congress' official twitter handle tweets the wrong date of Shahidi Diwas

Congress commemorates Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, with the wrong date of their martyrdom

The official Twitter handle of Congress probably realised their goof up and promptly deleted the Tweet with the wrong date.

Latest articles

Connect with us

148,635FansLike
120,448FollowersFollow
31,307SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: