NCW chief lashes out at Kerala MLA for abusive language against nun

MLA P.C. George | Onmanorama

Lashing out at Kerala MLA P.C. George for using 'abusive language' against an alleged rape victim, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said such incidents are shameful.

Sharma noted that the commission would be writing to Kerala DGP Lokanath Behera to take action against such lawmakers.

The NCW chairperson said the nun was allegedly facing discrimination after levelling sexual assault charges against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal and that she was not getting support from the church.

George had said, at a press meet, that he did not believe the bishop was at fault. He went on to say that it was suspicious that the woman raised a complaint only when she was harassed the 13th time and kept quiet at all the previous instances. According to ANI, he called the nun a 'prostitute'.

The nun's family, along with five of her mates from the convent at Kottayam, where she was repeatedly raped and abused, are meanwhile on a hunger strike demanding the bishop's arrest.

The nun had accused Bishop Franco of raping and having unnatural sex with her multiple times between 2014 and 2016. The victim had also alleged that she had received death threats from unknown people two months ago. A special team probing the case has stated, as per preliminary investigation, Bishop Franco had abused his position and repeatedly raped the nun. 

-Inputs from Onmanorama and PTI