Rape accused Franco Mulakkal tests positive for coronavirus

New Delhi: Former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, against whom a court issued a non-bailable warrant on Monday in connection with the alleged rape of a Kerala nun, has tested positive for Covid-19, confirmed an officer.

Mulakkal’s PRO Father Peter said the health of the bishop is not so good.

On Monday, Mulakkal’s counsel informed the Kerala court that his client could not appear as he had been in self quarantine due to his primary contact with a Covid-19 infected person.

During the previous hearing on July 1 also he had failed to appear before the Court.

His counsel had then submitted that the priest could not appear as he was stuck in a Covid-19 containment zone at Jalandhar in Punjab.

 

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