scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Kerala nun rape case: Victim moves women’s panel, cites online harassment by bishop

According to sources close to the nun, a YouTube channel is airing items aimed at tarnishing her image.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram |
October 24, 2019 3:43:21 am
Observing that the complaint is serious, the commission on Wednesday registered a case in this regard.

A nun who filed a rape case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal has approached the state women’s commission, alleging that the bishop and his aides have been insulting her on social media platforms.

Observing that the complaint is serious, the commission on Wednesday registered a case in this regard.

Commission chairperson and CPM leader M C Josephine said the commission has asked the state police chief and cyber police to submit a report within 10 days. “The commission received the complaint from the nun on Wednesday and will take strong action in this case,’’ she said.

The chairperson said a similar case had been registered by the commission earlier and district police chief, Kottayam, had been asked to probe. The police have told the commission that the investigation is in progress. When such a probe is already on, it is disturbing to see that the complainant nun has been targeted again on social media, she said.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key-August 17, 2022: Why you should read ‘Remission’ or ‘Free Speech...Premium
BJP shake-up: Gadkari & Shivraj out of Parliamentary Board, Yediyurap...Premium
Crypto romance scams: ‘Asian women’ on Twitter are coming for...Premium
Cheetahs are set to arrive in India, what the big cats have to sayPremium

According to sources close to the nun, a YouTube channel is airing items aimed at tarnishing her image. Meanwhile, a sessions court in Kottayam has issued summons to Bishop Mulakkal to appear before the court on November 11. Mulakkal was removed as the bishop of Jalandhar following his arrest in the rape case last year. He is currently out on bail.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 24-10-2019 at 03:43:21 am
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement