New Delhi: The Missionaries of Jesus congregation on Friday alleged that the victim, who had accused Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping her, five nuns and four others, plotted against the Bishop to get him framed in the Kerala rape case. Based on the findings of the Missionaries of Jesus Inquiry Commission, the congregation also accused the victim nun and her friend of tampering with the visitors’ register and CCTV camera.
“The victim along with 5 other nuns and 4 others conspired against Jalandhar Bishop. Victim’s friend was handling visitors’ register, they must have tampered with it. The victim took control of CCTV from Mother Superior, ” Missionaries of Jesus Inquiry Commission’s findings on Kerala nun rape case stated.
The inquiry report further claimed that Bishop Mulakkal did not stay in the Kuravilangad convent on May 5, 2014, as was claimed in the rape complained by the nun. “Jalandhar Bishop didn’t stay in Kuravilangad convent on 5.5.14 as claimed in rape complaint by the nun. On 23.5.15, they can be seen at a function with the Bishop in a photo. All this points that there was no rape,” the report states.
Punjab Police on Friday reached the Bishop’s residence and said that the Kerala Police hasn’t approached them regarding the case. “We came here (Bishop’s House) for a regular check. Kerala Police has not approached us yet,” Punjab Police SHO Balbir Singh told news agency ANI.
The Jesus congregation had earlier alleged that the Kerala nun had “questionable relations with a local taxi driver” and “a physical relationship with a relative’s husband”. The Congregation also alleged that the nun was even present at an event with Bishop Mulackal the day after the alleged rape. Backing the accused Bishop, the Congregation alleged that when Franco Mulakkal took disciplinary action against her for alleged affairs, she had retaliated.