Kerala nun rape case: Victim writes to the Vatican seeking justice

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Kerala nun rape case: Victim writes to the Vatican seeking justice

Reportedly, Catholic reformation organizations also joined the protest which had been called by the Joint Christian Council. The letter points out that several nuns have left the Church because of the actions of the bishop in the last five years.

"We are fighting for our sister", Sr. Before the protests, which have been unfolding for two days, take on a life and velocity of their own, the Kerala government should hasten the due process in the matter.

One of the nuns, while slamming the police's inaction in nabbing the accused said, "The police have repeatedly taken the statement of the victim nun, but they have taken Franco Mulakkal's statement only once".

Addressing a press conference in Kottayam Saturday, the Poonjar legislator had sought to know why she had not complained in the initial stage of sexual misbehaviour by the bishop.

In a seven-page letter addressed to the Apostolic Nunciature, the nun alleged that Mulakkal is using money power to scuttle the complaint against him. "If a nun loses her virginity, she can not be treated as a nun", News18 reported.

Her missive comes amid protests by group of nuns and others against delay in taking action against the bishop, who has been accused of rape and unnatural sex with the complainant multiple times between 2014 and 2016. Acting like a judge, George said that at first, he thought that the Bishop is despicable but after going through the case he realised that it was the nun who is creating trouble. Anapura said Saturday. "She has been denied justice by the Church, government and police".

What does the police have to say?

A Kottayam Police Superintendent, SP Hari Sankar, told the paper that they do not have enough evidence to arrest the bishop.

The nuns are said to be filing a petition to the High Court in Kerala today (Monday 10 September). In his statement, the MLA asked why didn't the nun report the incident earlier. 12 times she enjoyed it and the 13th time it is rape?

In her letter, the nun, obviously referring to insinuations on her silence after she was first molested, said that she "had tremendous fear and shame to bring this out into the open".

National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma on Sunday lashed out at Kerala MLA PC George over his derogatory comments about the rape victim num from Kerala, and demanded strict action against the lawmaker.

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