Catholic priest charged with rape arrested

The priest had allegedly lured a 10-year-old girl to parsonage with the promise of new set of dress for her first holy communion.

By: Express News Service | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 5, 2014 1:30:14 am

Police on Sunday arrested Catholic priest of Thrissur Archdiocese, Fr Raju Kokkan, accused of raping a minor girl.

Fr Kokkan was arrested from Nagarcovil in Tamil Nadu where he was hiding since Thursday after police issued a look-out notice against him.

The priest had allegedly lured a 10-year-old girl to parsonage with the promise of new set of dress for her first holy communion.

According to the complaint filed by the parents of the girl two weeks ago, she was asked to remove her dress and the priest took photographs of her private parts.

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