New Delhi: A man was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Jharkhand’s Gumla district, police said on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday. “The man was arrested as soon as the complaint was received. We’re being told that he’s a Pastor. We’re investigating this thoroughly,” said SP Gumla Anshuman Kumar. Also Read - After Jharkhand Reports First Death, Hemant Soren Says Lifting Lockdown Big Challenge Now
Further details are awaited in the case. In a similar case, a former Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese Franco Mulakkal was arrested on charges of raping a nun in Kerala. He had committed an unnatural offence and repeatedly raped the nun, police said in its report. Also Read - Jharkhand Registers First Covid-19 Death As 72-Year-Man Succumbs to the Virus in Bokaro
As per the remand report, Mulakkal came to the convent with the alleged intention of sexually assaulting the victim. On 5 May 2014, he allegedly illegally confined her in room no. 20 of the guest house at around 10:48 pm and subjected her to unnatural sexual assault. Mulakkal allegedly threatened the victim of dire consequences if she ever revealed the incident.
Report further mentioned that he allegedly raped her on the next day (May 6, 2014) as well. Between 2014 to 2016, the victim was subjected to alleged rape and unnatural sex 13 times in the same room.
In July this year, the nun filed a complaint with the Kottayam district police chief, alleging that Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal had raped her and had unnatural sex with her multiple times at a small town near Kottayam between 2014 and 2016.
However, Mulakkal had claimed innocence and said the truth will come out in the police investigation.