Witnesses in Kerala nun rape case in extreme fear, says Sister Anupama

Witnesses in Kerala nun rape case in extreme fear, says Sister Anupama

Kottayam: Sister Anupama, one of the four nuns who protested against Bishop Franco Mulakkal for allegedly raping a 44-year-old nun, on Sunday expressed disappointment over the delay in filing the charge-sheet against the accused.

Speaking to media persons, Sister Anupama said: “We witnesses are in extreme fear. The investigation of this case is over, and the charge-sheet was to be filed in the court. Due to some reasons, the charge-sheet is getting delayed.”

“Two months back there was an attempt to transfer us all to various parts of the country and to isolate the complainant nun. We want the charge-sheet to be filed as soon as possible and the safety of witnesses. Don’t know how long we’ll be able to withstand the situation,” she said.

The statement from sister Anupama came after five nuns including she approached Kottayam Superintendents of Police (SP) to submit a petition seeking a speedy submission of the charge-sheet against Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Mulakkal has been accused of raping a nun several times between 2014 and 2016 and is currently out on bail.