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Catholic priest from Kerala arrested for molesting 14-year-old boy

A Catholic priest from Kerala was arrested on Tuesday from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, after he managed to escape following charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2017 20:30 IST
Catholic priest Thomas Parakulathil was arrested by Kerala Police on Tuesday morning from Madurai.
Catholic priest Thomas Parakulathil was arrested by Kerala Police on Tuesday morning from Madurai.(Representational Photo)

A Catholic priest from Kerala was arrested on Tuesday from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, after he managed to escape following charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy.

Catholic priest Thomas Parakulathil, 32, was arrested by Kerala Police on Tuesday morning from Madurai, after he ran away when police reached the church in Puthoor during Mass on Sunday, a top official involved in the case told IANS.

“He has now been brought to Kottarakara and the police are doing their job,” said the official.

The arrest took place after the boy along with his parents hailing from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram approached police in Poovar last week saying that he was molested by Parakulathil last year.

After the incident, the boy returned home and it was only after he revealed the reason why he did not want to go back to Kottarakara, that the parents decided to file the complaint.

Based on the complaint, Poovar police transferred the case to Puthoor police station near Kottarakara in Kollam district where the incident took place.