NCW also stated there is a vital need to bring religious places under compulsion of the Internal Complaint Committees pointing to the case of rape filed by a nun in Kerala against Bishop Franco Mulakkal. read more
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his room on the Catholic Church premises in Dasuya. His family and supporters of the nun had said they suspected foul play. read more
The brother of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur on Monday, has lodged a police complaint alleging the priest was being harassed by former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal and his supporters. read more
A closed petrol pump station at Ring road at IP Estate in New Delhi. Around 400 fuel stations in the national capital began a 24-hour shutdown to press the Delhi government to slash value-added tax (VAT) on the key transport fuels to cut their losses.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a nun, has been released from Kottayam jail in Kerala. Mulakkal was released from jail on Tuesday after he was granted unconditional bail on Monday by the Kerala High Court. The court, while announcing the bail, directed him to surrender his passport and asked him not to enter Kerala. The prelate, who was in charge of the Jalandhar diocese, was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning in Kerala on charges of raping a nun of his congregation, Missionaries of Jesus, repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. He became the first Indian Catholic bishop to be arrested in a case of the alleged sex crime against a nun. He, however, refuted the allegations, terming them “baseless and concocted.” The Bishop was temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties by Pope Francis on September 20, after he expressed his desire to ‘temporarily step aside’, allowing him time to fight his case.read more
Hundreds of patients were evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the pharmacy building of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said. At least ten fire engines were pressed into service after the fire was noticed at around 8am in the building of the hospital, the oldest institute of western medicine in the country, located on College Street.