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Kerala nun rape case: Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal sent to judicial custody till October 6

The Kerala High Court will hear his bail plea later in the day. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 24, 2018 14:35 IST ]
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Kerala nun rape case accused Bishop sent to judicial custody 

A Kerala court on Monday sent rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal to two-week judicial custody, till October 6. He was earlier arrested on charges of raping a nun. The Kerala High Court will hear his bail plea later in the day.

Bail plea of the Bishop was on Saturday rejected by a court after which he was sent to two-day police custody. His custody ended on Monday.

Mulakkal would be lodged at a sub jail in Kottayam district unless the high court gives him bail.

A medical check-up of the bishop was conducted at the Kottayam Police Club where he was kept since Saturday.

Bishop Mulakkal was questioned for three days after he was accused of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016.

He headed the Roman Catholic Diocese in Punjab’s Jalandhar and was arrested in Kerala on September 21.

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