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The complaint filed was that the bishop raped and assaulted the nun for two years since 2014 May.

He said that a nun is supposed to be a virgin like the mother of Jesus and once she loses her virginity, there is no reason to call her nun.

But the protesting nuns rejected the charge and said they will continue their agitation till justice was delivered. 12 times she enjoyed it and the 13th time it is rape?

"They are arranging people to attack us and Bishop Franco is using his political power and money to get higher authorities of the investigation and the government to bury legal proceedings that I have filed against him", she charged.

"Being a religious sister who is denied justice from the congregation authority and from the Church authority of Latin and Syro Malabar Churches, once again I implore your mercy on my situation".

From childhood we have been taught to believe that the Church is our mother. George, the lone Independent MLA in the Kerala state assembly, had asked the reason behind the nun not reporting the incident earlier while making objectionable remarks against her on Saturday. Bishop Mulakkal should be arrested. The victim had also alleged that she had received death threats from unknown people two months ago. At the press meet, he said, "No one has doubt that the nun is a prostitute".

"It is unfortunate that the Church has not initiated any measures against Bishop Franco, though the police have registered an FIR [first information report] and interrogated him", said Joseph Varghese, joint secretary of Kerala Catholic Church Reformation Movement.

She added that she herself went to see the nun, who was in a deep trauma, and alleged that the Punjab government and the Kerala police were not taking the matter seriously.

In a three-page statement issued to media, the congregation also alleged that the protest on the nuns are against faith. If assaulted why would the nun appear with me? he had asked. As they failed to understand even the seriousness of these words, I could not tell them more than this.

The priest also hit out at those protesting against him.

George said that he initially thought that the Bishop Franco Mulackal was at fault but after closely examining the case, he figured out that the nun was a "troublemaker".

The district police chief is known to have pointed out that extensive evidence collation and investigation were required in the case.

Earlier, it was revealed that the accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal committed unnatural offence and committed rape repeatedly on the nun against her will.


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