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Indian police investigate death of key witness in nun rape case

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

By: Keerthi Mohan

Indian police are investigating the death of a witness in a case involving the alleged rape of a nun by a Roman Catholic bishop, after the body of the witness, a priest who had given a statement to police against the bishop, was found on Monday (22). The death comes as India‘s Christian community is reeling from a string of cases – including the arrests of five priests in August on allegations of sexual assault. Police said the body of Kuriakose Kattuthara, a Catholic priest who police said had spoken to them about Bishop Franco Mulakkal, was found in his room…

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