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    Kerala Nun Rape Case: Victim’s family was offered money to back off, says nun’s lawyer

    Kochi: The family of the nun from Kerala, who has accused Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakka, of allegedly raping her on several occasions between 2014 and 2016, was threatened and offered money to take the case back, said the nun’s counsel Sandhya Raju in the Kerala High Court on Thursday. “Money was offered to the members of the family and they are also being threatened by the accused side,” Raju said before the High

  • Kerala High Court expresses satisfaction over police probe into nun rape case

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court Thursday expressed satisfaction over the police investigation in the case of alleged rape of a nun by a Roman Catholic bishop. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and A K Jayasankaran Nambiar was considering three separate petitions alleging that the police investigation in the case against Jalandhar diocese Bishop Franco Mulakkal was “ineffective”.

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    Kerala nun rape case: Police asks accused bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping nun to appear on September 19

    Kochi: Kerala police has asked Bishop Franco Mullakal of Jalandhar diocese, accused by a nun of raping her, to appear before the investigating team on September 19, Inspector General of police Vijay Sakhare said Wednesday. The decision to summon the clergyman was taken after a meeting chaired by Sakhare, IG (Ernakulam range), which was also attended by Kottayam District Superintendent of Police Harisankar and Vaikom Deputy Superintendent of Police

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    Nun rape case: Bangladeshi man gets imprisonment till death

    Kolkata: A Kolkata court today sentenced a Bangladeshi man to imprisonment till death for raping a septuagenarian nun during a dacoity at a convent in West Bengal’s Ranaghat town two years back, an incident that shocked the conscience of the nation.

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    For the right to differ, religiously

    Last week, at a conference organised in Delhi to showcase the buoyancy in the Indian markets, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor struck a slightly discordant note. Referring to reports of attacks on churches and the alleged harassment of minorities, he said that such incidents would affect India’s attempts to woo investments from Europe and the Arab countries.

  • West Bengal Nun Rape Case: Minority report is very disheartening

    No one has been arrested for the rape of a 72-year-old nun, the loot of a missionary school and the desecration of its chapel. The West Bengal Police, clearly quite inept and out of its depth in almost all major crimes, like its counterparts across India, has detained a few persons, but has been unable to break the case. This inefficiency is amazing by all standards, and thus feeds into the larger