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Kerala church activist threatens nuns over Franco Mulakkal case, arrested

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.

Indian Catholic Forum general secretary Kennedy Karimpinkalay. (Photo HT)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

Kerala HC rejects former bishop’s plea to adjourn his trial in rape case

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.

Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal is being tried in a court in Kottayam.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

Kerala nun rape case: Ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal in court as trial begins

Trial in the case has begun after courts dismissed pleas by former bishop Mulakkal for discharge from the case.

Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal appeared in court on the day when trial began.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Kerala court frames charges against rape-accused ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal

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.

Rape- accused former Bishop Franco Mulakkal was released on bail in Kottayam under strict provisions on August 7, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Kottayam(Kerala) | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

‘See no merit in your petition’: SC to rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal

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.

Mulakkal was accused of raping the 43-year-old nun on more than 13 occasions during his visits to the Kerala convent between 2014 and 2016. (File photo HT)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas
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