Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested yesterday by the Kerala Police after conducting interrogation for three consecutive days. He was arrested due to allegations of rape and sexual assault made by a nun. The Bishop would be produced before a Magistrate in Kottayam district.
He went for the interrogation in the Bishop’s attire but he was taken for medical examination to Tripunithura government taluk hospital in civil dress. The bishop was given reasonable time to narrate his version. Members of various Christian reformation organisations as well as the nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus were staging a protest against the bishop and wanted him to be arrested. They heaved a sigh of relief and when they heard news of his arrest.