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Kerala nuns 'will rest' after accused Bishop arrested

IANS  |  Kochi 

A group of protesting nuns from on Saturday said that they "will rest" only after a accused of sexually abusing a senior is questioned and arrested.

Speaking to the media, one of the five nuns who along with hundreds of people are protesting here said: "We will not rest and we will not be happy till he is questioned and arrested."

The nun's remarks comes after reports have surfaces that the accused, of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, was handing over his charge.

Another said that Franco was very powerful and cannot be underestimated.

"We will continue the protest and will not stop till Bishop Franco is arrested."

On Thursday, the bishop got a breather from the High Court which said that "arrest is not the issue" and expressed satisfaction in the ongoing probe.

The victim has accused Mulakkal of repeatedly sexually abusing her between 2014 and 2016. There are five other nuns of the same congregation who has supported her claim.

An FIR was registered against the bishop and a 114-page detailed statement was taken from the victim and other inmates of the convent.

However, Mulakkal has denied any wrongdoing and termed it a conspiracy hatched against him.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 12:38 IST
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