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BREAKING | Bishop Franco Mulakkal Acquitted By Kerala Courtroom In 2018 Nun Rape Case

New Delhi: Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been acquitted by the Kottayam Extra District Courtroom in its verdict on Friday within the 2018 nun rape case. He has been acquitted of all the fees after a trial that lasted for greater than 100 days.

Because the prosecution failed to supply proof in opposition to the accused, the Extra District and Periods Courtroom II acquitted the Bishop.

In 2018, a nun complained in opposition to the priest publicly and levelled rape prices in opposition to him. The nun had alleged Mulakkal raped her many occasions at her Congregation’s mission home in Kottayam district between 2014 and 2016.

The grievance by the nun despatched shockwaves throughout Kerala as loads of different nuns got here out in her assist and protested demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

The rape case in opposition to the Bishop was registered by police in Kottayam district in June 2018. Particular Investigation Staff, which probed the case, arrested Bishop in September 2018 and charged him with wrongful confinement, rape, unnatural intercourse, and legal intimidation.

Mulakkal arrested in September 2018 was lodged in judicial custody for 25 days.

The nun had earlier submitted her grievance to the Church in June 2017 concerning the sexual abuse and rape, no motion adopted. 

He had been the primary Indian Catholic bishop to be arrested in a rape case.

Franco Mulakkal had been the bishop of Jalandhar, however was taken off the executive prices after the scandal broke out in 2018.

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