The nun was raped on multiple occasions by the Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, confirms a police affidavit by the Kerala Police.
This development emerges as protesters stage demonstrations outside the Kerala High Court for a sixth consecutive day, demanding the Bishop’s immediate arrest.
Dated August 13, the memo covers the findings of a six-member team that went to Jalandhar from Kottayam in order to record evidence in the case. It was submitted by the additional director general of police (Kerala) and the state public prosecutor.
In their memo, the team of investigating officials stated that a medical examination of the complainant had revealed that her hymen was torn which confirms the act of unnatural sex or rape.
Earlier this week, the accused Bishop issued a public statement in which he denied all allegations levelled against him by the 44-year-old nun.
He went further to claim that the police report in the case was delayed due to the floods in Kerala and that he is ready to cooperate with the probing agencies whenever required.