Court acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala nun rape case, SP Harishankar said will appeal again

Court acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala nun rape case, SP Harishankar said will appeal again

In Kerala's famous nun rape case, the court today acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal, giving a big verdict. Judge G Gopakumar of Additional District and Sessions Court I has given this verdict after completing the hearing of this case. Kottayam SP Harishankar, who headed the investigation into the nun rape case after the verdict, said he was hoping that the accused would be punished. He said that he had already decided to hold a meeting of the investigation and prosecution team and he would go ahead with the appeal again. It is noteworthy that before the pronouncement of the verdict, the security of the Kottayam Additional Sessions Court was beefed up.  

Victim's evidence proved to be false

After the verdict came Franco Mulakkal's lawyer CS Ajayan said that the prosecution has miserably failed to prove its case, there was a delay of 4 years in raising the issue by the victim. He said that during cross-examination his evidence was proved to be false, even a solid medical certificate was not produced by the prosecution. 

this was the case

Let us inform that the nun had lodged a case of rape with the police on June 28, 2018. The former bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, was an accused in the case. The case was heard on the basis of 83 witnesses and more than 30 evidences. The accused former bishop was arrested on September 21, 2018. However, he got bail only after 40 days.

Was accused of rape 14 times in 2 years

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) had investigated the sexual abuse case of a Kerala nun. In the case, the team had filed an 80-page charge sheet in the court. The chargesheet named Mar George Alenchery, a cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, three bishops, 11 priests and 22 nuns. Franco had also approached the Kerala High Court and the Supreme Court to quash the case, but both the courts refused.

(with language input)


Sister and brother-in-law went to the village, the young man hanged from behind

Sister and brother-in-law went to the village, the young man hanged from behind
 A youth was found hanging on Sunday in the house of GM City Colony near Amravati Nagar in Sangaria Phanta under Basni police station. The reason behind the suicide is not known, but he committed suicide either on Saturday night or early Sunday.
SHO Pana Chowdhary said that Naringaram (25) son Nanjiram Suthar, a resident of Dantiwas village under Bhinmal police station in Jalore district, committed suicide by hanging himself in his sister's house in GM City Colony. So far no reason has been found. The deceased was unmarried. His sister and brother-in-law had gone to the village on Makar Sankranti. When he came to know about this, he reached Jodhpur. An investigation has been started by registering a case on behalf of brother-in-law Nimbaram Suthar, a resident of Dhumbadia in Jalore.
Used to work with brother, came a few days ago, Jodhpur
police say that the deceased used to work with younger brother in Bangalore. He had come to Jodhpur only three or four days ago and stayed at his sister's house. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, sisters and brothers-in-law left their homes and went to the village.
When the neighbor was sent for not picking up the phone, he came to know that the
sister and brother-in-law had made many calls to Naringaram on the mobile, but no reply was coming. In such a situation, when the brother-in-law sent his neighbor home, Naringaram was hanging on the noose of the plastic rope used in packing. He informed the landlord and the police.
Police showed strictness, cut challan
Sojat. On Sunday, challans were issued by the traffic policemen showing strictness in the town for roaming around unnecessarily, not applying masks, not following the guide line. Head constable Pukhraj, constable Guman Chauhan, traffic personnel Chhotulal Chauhan, Puran Panwar, Chandan Singh, Ajay Vishnoi cut the challans of those who were negligent in many areas including Main Bazaar, Kachari Marg, Marudhar Kesari, Rendi Pulia Marg, Mod Bhatta.

(with language input)