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#ArrestBishopFranco: Chargesheet filed in Court against clergyman

Kochi: The Kerala Police have finally filed the chargesheet against Bishop Franco Mulakkal – accused of raping a 44-year old nun 13-times from the Missionaries of Jesus congregation between 2014 and 2016.

The chargesheet filed post police investigations indicate that Bishop Franco Mulakkal raped and sodomised the young nun repeatedly over two-years.

Running into over 100 pages, Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been charged under IPC 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 376 (C) (I) (Sexual intercourse by a person in authority, 376 (2) (K) (Being in a position of control or dominance over a woman, commits rape on such woman), 377 (Carnal intercourse under the order of nature with the victim without consent and 506 (I) criminally intimidating the victim by extended threats.

The Kerala police have take statements of 84 witnesses including the Archbishop of Ernakulam – Angamaly George Alencherry. Eleven priests, three bishops and 24 nuns have been quoted in the chargesheet.

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