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Another Kerala nun accuses Jalandhar bishop of sexual harassment

Feb 21, 2020 21:22 IST

Another nun from Kerala on Friday accused the former bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mulakkal of sexual harassment. The allegation comes a day before a Kottayam court is slated to take up the priest’s discharge petition in a case in which he is charged with raping a nun. In her statement to the police, the nun, who is also a witness in the ongoing case against Mulakkal, said that she was sexually harassed by the deposed bishop in 2015. Hindustan Times quoted the nun as saying that she was forced to show her private parts and the bishop often used to strip during the video calls that he made to her. She also claimed that some other nuns had also undergone similar plight but were scared to speak against the ‘powerful’ bishop. The report says that the nun had given the statement the SIT last year but the police did not file a separate case against Mulakkal after the 36-year-old nun insisted she was not willing to pursue the charges.

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