21-Jul-2018

Nun sticks to her complaint, police to quiz Bishop in Jalandhar

KOTTAYAM July 2: The police will question bishop Franco of Jalandhar diocese on the nun’s complaint that he sexually abused her 13 times. The investigating team will question him in Jalandhar.
 
The police recorded the nun’s secret statement yesterday. Vaikkom DySP P K Subhash said the nun sticks to her complaint of sexual abuse.
 
The team will soon reach Jalandhar to question the bishop. She told police that the diocese did not take any action on her complaint, they wanted to settle the issue.
 
The complaint says that she was abused in the guest house attached to the convent near Kuravilangad in 2014. The nun belongs to the Missionaries of Jesus, a congregation which comes under Jalandhar Diocese.
 
She was the former Mother Superior of the convent and had also served in Jalandhar diocese. She had alleged that she was forced to indulge in sex with the Bishop several times and was also resorted to unnatural sex.