In Kerala, a 44-year-old nun has accused the Bishop of raping her 13 times. The Kerala Police has registered a case against the accused, the Bishop of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, on Friday in this case. She told in her complaint that Bishop Mulkkal of Jalandhar diocese raped him 13 times. Nun also told that she even complained about this matter to the church, but her complaint was not given any attention.
- Bishop had raped me 13 times since 2014, she alleged.
- Bishop has also lodged a complaint against Nun, accused her of blackmailing him.
- Complaint to church has not given any attention, she alleged.
Nun, who is working in Kottayam district of Kerala, says that Bishop is raping her since 2014. She told that in the year 2014, the Bishop summoned her to discuss some important issues, after which she went to meet the Bishop, where the Bishop raped her.
Police in Kottayam have registered a case on a complaint filed by a nun alleging she was sexually assaulted by a bishop. The bishop has filed a counter complaint against the nun alleging that she was taking revenge against him for transferring her. #Kerala
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2018
Kottayam Superintendent of Police Hari Shankar said that a case has been registered under the section 376 of the IPC against the Bishop in Kuralilangad police station.
The police also said that the Bishop has also lodged a complaint against Nun. Bishop alleges that she had blackmailed him and threatened to implicate him in sexual harassment case. Police said, “Bishop had filed a complaint on June 23. In the complaint, the Bishop had said that she had raised the issue of sexual harassment against him, after which he had removed the her from the administrative post. Based on the complaint of Bishop, we have registered a case under Section 295-A of IPC. “
The police has registered a case against both the nun and the bishop and is investigating the case. Nun, in this matter, said that she will not speak much anymore, now whatever will happen will be done under legal process.