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. read more
The letter from the Catholic Church order’s mother superior general on Wednesday came a week after the police suggested certain measures to tighten security at the convent in Kuravilangad (Kottayam) where the victim and others were staying. 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 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. read more
Heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh killing six people and blocking roads, officials said on Monday. Many roads including several national highways have been blocked due to landslides across the state. The tourist town of Manali has been cut off after an overflowing Beas river submerged roads after torrential rain during the last 24 hours.
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a Kerala nun, is among the most powerful Christians in Punjab. Wooed by political parties across the board, the 54-year-old bishop commands great spiritual influence over Catholic Christians... read more