Kerala nun rape case: Accused ex-bishop sent to police custody till September 24

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Thiruvananthapuram: Former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun in Kerala, has on Saturday been sent to police custody till 24 September. His bail application has been dismissed by the court.

The state police, in its remand report, said that 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.

They added that he threatened the victim of dire consequences if she ever revealed the incident. He raped her on the next day (6 May, 2014) as well.

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