New Delhi, Aug 14: The Kerala Police on Monday reached Jalandhar to question Bishop Franco Mulakkal with regard to the Kerala nun rape case. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kerala said that he had grilled Bishop Mulakkal and collected his statement. He added that the Bishop’s version of the whole case is being verified and steps were being taken to collect maximum evidence. Also Read - Punjab Extends Lockdown-like Restrictions Till May 31; CM Orders Strict Enforcement of COVID Curbs
Reportedly, Kottayam SP Hari Sankar said the investigation was a planned activity. As per a news report, Sankar said, “We cannot rush into making certain moves during the course of it.” The Kerala police team also quizzed Father Antony and Jalandhar Diocese PRO Father Peter at the Police Lines with regard to the case. Also Read - Viral Video: 10-yr-old School Dropout Seen Selling Socks in Ludhiana, Punjab CM Offers Help | WATCH
Meanwhile, media persons alleged that they were assaulted and their cameras were broken by a group of private security guards at Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s residence in Jalandhar yesterday while they tried to speak to the Bishop themselves.
For the unversed, a nun had filed a complaint against Mulakkal on June 27 accusing him of raping her nearly 13 times between the time period 2014 to 2016. The nun said that she filed a complaint after the church authorities turned deaf and took no action against the bishop. On the other hand, Mulakkal refuted the charges levelled against him and said that he was being framed by the nun since he had ordered an inquiry against her for having an affair. He added that it was her plan to take revenge.
Apart from filing a complaint against the nun, Mulakkal also filed a complaint against five other nuns, accusing them of framing him.