17 May Tuesday

Nun Rape Case : Franco Mullakkal Walks Away Scot-free

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Friday Jan 14, 2022

Kottayam : The Kottayam Additional Sessions Court on Friday acquitted bishop Franco Mullakkal of all  charges in the case lodged against him by a nun for subject her to sexual abuse on several occasions between  2014 – 16.

Mullakkal had been charged under various sections of IPC including 342(wrongful confinement), 377(unnatural sex), 376(c)(a) (sexual intercourse by exhorting authority) and 506(criminal intimidation). Franco had been out on bail in the case up to now. During the course of  trial, most witnesses stayed away from taking stand with only 35 of a total over 80 witnesses showing up in court to narrate what they know.