New Delhi: Embattled Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is currently on bail in connection with the Kerala nun rape case, has yet again been accused of  sexual assault. Notably, fresh allegations against Mulakkal have been levelled by another Kerala nun, who is the 14th witness in the ongoing trial against the bishop. Also Read - Kerala Nun Rape Scandal: Nun Who Was Expelled After Protest Against Bishop Franco Mulakkal Files Plaint of Wrongful Confinement

In her statement before the police, the second nun claimed that the bishop used to make video calls on her mobile and talk about sex. Notably, her statement is part of a detailed chargesheet filed by the local police in April 2019. Also Read - Church Sacks Nun Who Protested Against Rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Mulakkal, a senior member of the Roman Catholic clergy in India, was arrested on September 2018 following allegations by a nun that he repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted her at the Kuravilangad convent between 2014 and 2016, a charge denied by him.

He is presently charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 376C (sexual intercourse by person in authority), section 377 (unnatural sex) and 506(1) (criminal threat).

The 1,400-page chargesheet filed by Kerala Police, names 83 witnesses, including the Cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Mar George Alencherry, three bishops, 11 priests and several nuns.