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#JailBishopFranco: Discharged from hospital, Accused to be presented in Court

Kochi, Sept 22 (GCNews) Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Archdiocese of Jalandhar who is arrested on charges of raping a nun, has been discharged from the Kottayam Medical College Hospital and will be produced in Court.

The accused rapist was admitted to hospital on Friday night after he complained of chest pain. The doctors at the medical college have confirmed that his health condition is fine, sources said

The bishop was taken to the Kottayam Police Club from the hospital. He will be produced before the Pala Judicial magistrate court before noon.

Kottayam SP Hari Sankar on Friday said the police will seek custody of the bishop for three days.

Mulakkal, facing allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting the nun, was arrested late on Friday after intense interrogation over the last three days.

Confirming the arrest, Kottayam district police chief said, “On the basis of evidence collected and after the interrogation the arrest was recorded at 8 pm”. SP Hari Sankar, however, refused to reveal whether bishop Franco has confessed to the crime or not.”

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