Kerala to oppose Robin Vadakkumchery's bail plea in SC


The Kerala government has decided to oppose the bail plea of Robin Vadakkumchery in the Supreme Court on Monday.

New Delhi: The Kerala government has decided to oppose the bail plea of Robin Vadakkumchery in the Supreme Court on Monday. However, the state will not oppose the survivor's plea seeking permission from the apex court to marry Vadakkumchery. It is learnt that the state will accept the court order in this regard.

The Thalassery court, on February 12, 2019, awarded 20 years of rigourous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 3 lakh to Robin Vadakkumchery who was found guilty in a case of raping and impregnating a minor girl in Kottiyoor. Though the priest was awarded a total of 60 years imprisonment on various charges, he can serve all the sentences together. Rs 1.5 lakh from the fine should be given to the girl.

Robin Vadakkumchery, dismissed from priesthood by the Vatican, was serving as a parish vicar near Kannur and was the manager of the Church-backed-school, where the victim, a Class 11 student, was studying.

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