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Bishop Mulakkal’s bail plea rejected by Kerala HC

Kochi: The bail plea of Bishop Franco Mulakkal who is accused of sexually assaulting a nun was rejected by the Kerala High Court on Wednesday.

The Bishop was arrested on September 21 amid mounting public outrage over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting the nun.

A magisterial court had on September 24 remanded him to 12-day judicial custody.

In its remand report submitted in the court, police had said the nun was abused by the accused at the guest house of St Francis Mission Home in Kerala between 2014 and 2016.

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