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Nun accuses Bishop Franco of mental torture on social media

Photographs of victim nun realised on YouTube

Kochi: The 44-year old nun who accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of rape and sodomy has filed a complaint with the State’s Women Commission alleging that the senior clergy man along with other accomplices have been mentally torturing and defaming her on social media platforms.

In the complaint it has also been alleged that “in some videos on YouTube, the photographs of the victim is used, which will reveal the identity”.

“The videos are intended to disrespect, abuse, intimidate and influence the witness, victim and the investigation team. This is a violation of the bail conditions laid down by the Kerala HC,” said the complaint lodged by the nun.

Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested last year following allegations by a nun that he repeatedly raped and sodomised her at the Kuravilangad convent between 2014 and 2016 over 13-times. He was later released on conditional bail.

The case in currently under trial in the Kerala High Court. The Bishop has been summoned to court on November 11, 2019.

Bishop Franco Mulakkal is the first Catholic Bishop in India to be arrested on charges of rape and sodomy.

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