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Kerala nun rape case: Protest enters day 4

ANI  |  Kochi (Kerala) [India] 

The protest against of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of allegedly raping a nun, has entered the fourth day in today. The nuns are demanding action against the

Being staged at the High Court Junction bus station, the protest has been called by the The protesting nuns have claimed that they are not getting help from the police, church authorities and the government. They have alleged that the probe is being delayed since the belongs to a higher authority and is not a layman.

The Missionaries of Jesus on Monday called the rape accused Bishop an "innocent soul" and even claimed that the protesting nuns were being guided by external forces.

Bishop Mullackal has been accused of raping and having unnatural sex multiple times with a in Kottayam, between 2014 and 2016. While narrating her ordeal to the district police chief, the had said that she was raped around 13 times over a span of two years.

Member of the (MLA) PC George stoked a controversy last week after he termed the rape victim a "prostitute". "No one has a doubt that the nun is a prostitute. 12 times she enjoyed it and the 13th time it is rape? Why didn't she complain the first time?" George, an independent MLA of the Poonjar constituency in the district, had said.

His statements were condemned by the and the Commission for Women (NCW). George has been summoned by the NCW for his remarks, while its chief demanded strict action against the MLA.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 13:35 IST