MLA calls rape-victim nun a prostitute

Even as the Vaikom police probing the rape complaint filed by a nun against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal creating shivers in the Christian community, it has taken an ugly turn with the independent Kerala MLA P C George calling the nun a prostitute.

The MLA coming out against the victim with derogatory words and said  “No one has doubt that the nun is a prostitute. 12 times she enjoyed it and the 13th time it is rape? Why didn’t she complain the first time?”

Questioning the genuineness of her complaint, he asked  “Why was she silent during 12 occasions of rape and came out with the complaint only after the 13th occasion?”  When the nun lost her virginity, George said that she ceased to be a nun and should give up her holy dress. At the same time, George demanded that the bishop should be jailed if allegations against him are proven right.

The legislator’s comments come a day after several nuns took to the streets protesting the delay in action against bishop Mulakkal. The 43-year-old nun had in her complaint alleged that the bishop had sexually abused after summoning her on the pretext of discussing an important issue in 2014. He later raped 13 times in the next two years, she alleged.

However, the bishop said he was implicated for taking action against her. Bishop Mullakkal, hailing from Kottayam, was appointed as the Auxillory Bishop of Delhi diocese in 2009 and made the Bishop of Jalandhar in 2013.


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