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Kerala: Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted in nun rape case – Thiruvananthapuram News

Kottayam Additional district courtroom choose G.Gopakumar’s verdict enabled Franco to stroll out free.

The trial prolonged over 105 days with 39 witnesses being examined and 122 paperwork produced earlier than the courtroom.

While serving as Bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, he was accused of raping a nun, who belonged to the Missionaries of Jesus congregation.

During his visits between 2014 and 2016 to Kerala, he was accused of raping the 43-yr outdated nun on 13 events. Later, he was faraway from the cost of the Jalandhar diocese.

A grievance was filed in opposition to him in June 2018 in Kerala and Mulakkal was arrested on September 21, 2018 on rape fees.

He secured bail on October 16, 2018.

The cost sheet names 83 witnesses, together with the Cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Mar George Alencherry, three bishops, 11 monks and 22 nuns.

Of the 83 witnesses, 39 had been known as and so they had been heard.

Franco had approached the Kerala High Court and likewise the Supreme Court to quash the FIR in opposition to him, however each the courts failed to take action and the trial started.

Meanwhile, the previous Kottayam SP of Police Harisankar who oversaw the probe mentioned he was supremely assured that the decision could be in opposition to the accused.

“This was the least expected as the witnesses did a very clean job. An appeal should be filed,” mentioned Harisankar.

The public prosecutor knowledgeable the media that an attraction could be filed.

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