Kerala nun rape case: Franco Mulakkal sent to police custody till September 24
Kottayam (Kerala), Sep 22 (ANI): Former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal has been sent to police custody till September 24. His bail application has been dismissed. Franco Mulakkal is the first Indian Catholic priest to be arrested in a rape case. The 54-year-old was produced before the magistrate court in Kottayam’s Pala. “Franco Mulakkal came to the convent with the intention of sexually assaulting the victim. On 5 May 2014, he illegally confined her in room no. 20 of the guest house at around 10:48 pm and subjected her to unnatural sexual assault,” said police in its remand report. “Accused threatened victim of dire consequences if she ever revealed the incident. He raped her on the next day (6 May '14) as well. Between 2014 and 2016, the victim was subjected to rape and unnatural sex for 13 times in the same room,” added police in its remand report.