Nun rape case: Kerala courtroom frames expenses towards ex-Bishop of Jalandhar diocese

Kottayam, August 13

A courtroom right here on Thursday framed expenses towards former Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese, Franco Mulakkal, within the case regarding rape of a nun in Kerala.

The Additional Sessions Court Judge learn out to Mulakkal, who was current within the courtroom, the costs below varied sections of the IPC, together with the punishment for offence for rape, because it commenced trial proceedings within the sensational case.

The accused denied the costs towards him.

The case was posted for September 16 for the sufferer’s examination.

He has been charged below varied sections of IPC, together with 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 377 (Unnatural Sex), 376 (a) Sexual intercourse by particular person in authority 376(2)(okay) (indulging in sexual activity by exhorting authority), and 506 (prison intimidation).

Last week, the Bishop was granted bail by the Court with stringent circumstances and directed him to be current on the dates of listening to of the case.

The Supreme Court had directed Mulakkal to face trial because it dismissed his plea searching for discharge within the rape case lodged towards him by the nun belonging to a congregation below Jalandhar diocese, saying there was no advantage in his petition.

Mulakkal, in his plea had challenged the July 7 Kerala High Court order, dismissing his discharge plea within the rape case filed by the nun.   

The High Court had requested the deposed Bishop of Jalandhar diocese to face for trial within the rape case.

The senior priest of the Roman Catholic Church had filed the revision petition following the dismissal of his discharge plea by a trial courtroom in March this 12 months.

The rape case towards the Bishop was registered by police in Kottayam district.

In her criticism to the police in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the bishop in the course of the interval between 2014 and 2016.

The bishop was arrested by the Special Investigation staff. — PTI

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