UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:23 PM IST
In the complaint, the victim and other nuns who supported her said he was frequently posting threats and objectionable materials to portray them in bad light.
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:58 PM IST
In his plea, Franco Mulakkal said in view of the pandemic situation his lawyers are finding it difficult to appear before the trial court in Kottayam and hearing can be resumed after two months once the situation normalises.
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Trial in the case has begun after courts dismissed pleas by former bishop Mulakkal for discharge from the case.
Kottayam(Kerala) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Supreme Court had directed Mulakkal to face trial as it dismissed his plea seeking discharge in the rape case lodged against him by the nun belonging to a congregation under Jalandhar diocese, saying there was no merit in his petition.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Franco Mulakkal, while serving as Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, was accused of raping a nun belonging to the Missionaries of Jesus congregation. The complaint was filed with the Kerala police in June 2018.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:12 PM IST
On Monday, Mulakkal’s counsel informed the Kerala court that his client could not appear as he had been in self quarantine due to his primary contact with a Covid-19 infected person. Today, he tested positive.
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:32 PM IST
He had moved the HC after a trial court in Kottayam had dismissed his discharge plea in March.
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The state government opposed his plea, saying there is strong evidence against him and that he was filing unnecessary petitions to delay the trial.
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
In her statement to the police, the nun, a witness in the ongoing case against Mulakkal, said that she was sexually harassed by the deposed bishop. She said she was forced to show her private parts and the bishop often used to strip during the video calls that he made to her.
Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Sister Lucy Kalappura, who took part in a protest by nuns belonging to Missionaries of Jesus Congregation, seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was expelled by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation in August this year.
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 12:35 PM IST
The nun also accused a YouTube channel of dishing out videos and audio defaming her. She also alleged that some websites had revealed her identity, flouting the Supreme Court directive.
Hindustan Times, Kochi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Sister Lucy Kalapura, who took part in a protest seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was expelled in August this year.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 07:37 PM IST
From Unnao to Wayanad, the lesson is clear. Women who speak up against sexual assault are sought to be silenced by men who are backed by institutional support
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Nuns, who stood with the victim, said that they were victimised for turning against the powerful bishop. Five nuns were transferred and but Church authorities were forced to cancel it following intervention of courts and activists.
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 12:03 AM IST
In June last year, the survivor, then 43, complained to the police that Mulakkal raped her 13 times between 2014 and 2016.
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 10:48 PM IST
The priest, Father Anthony, is reportedly a close aide of former bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused in the Kerala nun case
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 11:30 PM IST
The nun, Lisy Vadakkayil, complained that she was illegally confined in a room and tortured for deposing against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of having raped a nun 13 times over two years.
Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
An e-mail was sent to the five nuns, who are staying with the survivor nun, by apostolic administrator of Jalandhar diocese Bishop Angelo Gracias, one of the nuns said in Kottayam on Saturday.
ABOARD PAPAL PLANE | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 09:39 PM IST
The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers.
No proper mechanism for monitoring sexual harassment at workplace, religious places must come under compulsion too: NCW
Hindustan Times | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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.
Kerala nun rape case: Autopsy report says no injuries found on Father Kuriakose, suggests natural death
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Father Kuriakose was a key witness in the Kerala nun rape case; he testified against the accused Franco Mulakkal.
Priest who testified against bishop in Kerala nun rape case died natural death, indicates autopsy report
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2018 09:36 PM IST
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.
Jalandhar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:29 AM IST
Kuriakose Kattuthara, a priest who had also testified against Mulakkal, had been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Dasuya near Jalandhar in northern Punjab three days ago.
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Dasuya (hoshiarpur)
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:40 AM IST
Kuriakose’s brother Jose Kurian, cousin John Thomas and nephew Jojo Thomas had reached Dasuya to lodge formal complaint casting aspersions on the ‘natural death’ theory.
Kerala nun rape case: New complaint claims Franco Mulakkal harassed priest who testified against him
Hindustan Times, Dasuya (Hoshiarpur) | By Parampreet Singh Narula
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 01:11 PM IST
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.
Priest who spoke against Jalandhar Bishop Mulakkal in nun rape case found dead, family alleges foul play
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara had claimed that there were attempts by the church to hush up the sexual assault complaint of the nun against bishop Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese.
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Franco Mulakkal smiled as followers showered rose petals on him. Till a few weeks ago, he held charge as the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested in Kochi on September 21 after three days of questioning by the Kerala police team probing the Kerala nun rape case.
Hindustan Times, Kochi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 11:20 PM IST
The Kerala high court on Wednesday rejected the bail application submitted by Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions.
Kochi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Bishop Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning and on September 24, he was sent to two weeks of judicial custody by judge M Lekshmi of Pala Judicial Magisterial Court.