Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church In Soup Over Yet Another Rape Allegation, Accused Of ‘Cover-Up’ By Victim 

Nuns hold a protest march against rape. (Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Binu George, a priest of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has been accused of rape by a 39 year old married woman in Kerala, News18 has reported. The priest allegedly called the victim to office for some discussion and sexually abused her in the year 2014.

According to a report by News Minute, a complaint had been filed in 2014 itself but the Church intervened to mediate in the case and transferred the priest. The priest allegedly continued to harass the woman even after his transfer according to the victim. A complaint has been filed Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district.

"He called the victim to his office saying that he needed to discuss with her about some family matters. However, he raped her in the office. We registered a case of rape against the father," Inspector K Sudan told News18 .

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This news comes after another similar incident, where a married woman accused four Kerala priests of raping her through blackmail over her confession. The four accused priests are Fr Abraham Varghese (Sony) and Fr Job Mathew of Niranam Diocese, Fr Johnson V Mathew of Thumpamon Diocese and Fr Jays K George of Delhi.

One of the four priests has now surrendered before the Kollam police, as reported by ANI.

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