• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Indian Court Rejects Rape Accused Roman Catholic Bishop’s Bail Plea

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, is escorted by police in Kerala (Photo: REUTERS/Sivaram V).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s Kerala state high court on Wednesday (3) rejected the bail petition filed by Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal who arrested for allegedly raping and repeatedly sexually assaulting a nun in India. Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan accepted the prosecution argument that the accused Bishop has a high position and is an influential personality in the society and will try his best to influence the witnesses to weaken the case, if the court grants bail to him. The investigating police officers said that the probe into the case is continuing even after the arrest of the accused to gather further evidence against…

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