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SC terms allegations of rape in Kottiyoor sex scandal as 'very serious'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today termed as "very serious" the charges in the sex scandal in involving the alleged of a minor by a Catholic

The observation of a bench of Justices A K and came on a plea by two doctors and a seeking stay of a criminal trial against them.

The bench posted the matter for further hearing on July 26 and said the orders on stay of trial plea will be passed on that day.

The two doctors and a have been charged under the provisions of the POCSO Act for allegedly covering up the crime, not reporting it to the police after they had come in contact with the minor victim and destroying of evidence.

The victim had given birth to a child at their hospital and was under their care.

The three accused Hyder Ali, a paediatrician, Sister Tessy Jose, a and Sister Ancy Mathew of had appealed against the decision of the High Court which had said that a full-fledged trial was required in the case.

R Basant, representing the accused, sought a stay of the trial until their plea was adjudicated.

The government opposed the plea and pointed out that the biological father of the victim was framed in the case.

He said the accused were influential and powerful people, while father of the victim who belongs to a poor background, was framed up.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:30 IST
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