Rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal files discharge plea in Apex Court

Kottayam: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, filed a discharge petition before Supreme Court.

In his petition, Franco Mulakkal claimed that there was no case to frame charges against him.

In her complaint to the police in June, 2018, the nun had alleged that she was sexually abused by Franco Mulakkal from 2014 and 2016.

Earlier, the Kerala High Court dismissed a petition seeking to discharge him from the sexual assault case.

The court dismissed the plea by the bishop, admitting the prosecution argument that there was prima facie evidence against Mulakkal in the rape case.


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