Kerala: Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted in nun rape case, said after the verdict – Praise the lord – Franco Mulakkal acquitted arrested in 2018 on charges of sexual assault NTC

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  • The nun accused the bishop of rape 13 times
  • Additional Sessions Court acquitted the bishop

The Kottayam Additional Sessions Court on Friday acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case. Bishop was arrested in 2018 for raping a nun. After the court’s decision, Bishop Mulakkal came out of the court and said that I am relieved, Praise the lord. Let us tell you that Franco Mulakkal was the first Catholic bishop in India to be arrested for sexually assaulting a nun.

what was the matter

The 45-year-old nun had said in her complaint that on May 5, 2014, the bishop had visited the Kuravilangad convent. The same night he invited me to his room and had unnatural sex with me. The nun had alleged that between 2014 and 2016, the bishop had raped her 13 times. Following the nun’s complaint, several nuns, activists and politicians demanded Mulakkal’s arrest.

What did Mulakkal say in his defense?

Mulakkal had claimed that the nun was not in the convent at Kuravilangad on the day (5 May 2014) when the nun first claimed rape. He said that he only visited the convent and stayed in another convent in Muthalakkodam. She had denied the allegations, saying that the nun made this allegation because a woman had complained to her that the nun had an illicit relationship with her husband. In this case, the bishop had ordered an internal inquiry against the nun.

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