A heavy police drive was deployed outdoors the Kottayam Extra Periods Court docket forward of pronouncement of the decision involving the previous bishop of Jalandhar Diocese.
Reported by Ramesh Babu | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
A court docket in Kottayam on Friday freed Bishop Franco Mullakal of all costs within the nun rape case.
The decision absolving the involving the previous bishop of Jalandhar Diocese was pronounced by further classes decide G Gopakumar.
On his manner out of the court docket, Mulakkal mentioned, “Lord is supreme. Truth prevailed.” Preliminary studies urged lack of scientific proof led to his acquittal.
A heavy police drive was seen deployed outdoors the Kottayam further classes court docket forward of pronouncement of the decision.
The court docket had concluded the listening to and reserved its verdict within the case on Monday. Trial within the case had began in November 2019. The rape case in opposition to the Bishop was registered by police in Kottayam district in 2018.
In her police grievance in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by Franco, then Bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Roman Catholic Church, between 2014 and 2016.
A Particular Investigation crew which probed the case, arrested the Bishop and charged him with wrongful confinement, rape, unnatural intercourse and legal intimidation. The court docket had restrained the print and digital media from publishing any matter regarding the trial within the case with out its permission.