Franco Mulakkal Case: Nun Alleges Tampering Of Evidence Against Rape-Accused Bishop 

Franco Mulakkal Case: Nun Alleges Tampering Of Evidence Against Rape-Accused Bishop Rape accused bishop Franco Mulakkal (@apnnewsindia/Twitter)

A nun, Sister Anupama, has alleged that attempts were being made to try and tamper with cyber evidence against rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal, reports India Today. She made the allegation after a local court in Pala, Kerala noted some irregularities in the evidence submitted to it in a DVD.

The irregularity in question stems from variations in the copy of the DVD submitted by the police and the one submitted by the forensic lab. Anupama has asserted that she will file a complaint against the forensic lab if they didn’t present the “real evidence” at the court.

In her statement, she said that she believed it was the rape-accused bishop who was behind attempts to sabotage evidence against himself.

Mulakkal, who belongs to the Jalandhar diocese, is facing a police investigation for allegedly raping a nun at a Kotayam convent 13 times. Following the victim’s complaint in June 2018, a number of other nuns came forward and accused Mulakkal of sexual misconduct.

Church authorities have, however, stood by the bishop and the nuns who protested against him; the nuns who came out to protest against him allegedly faced backlash from Church officials.