Nun abuse case: Case against congregation for disclosing identity
Kochi: In the nun abuse case against bishop Franco Mulakkal, a case has been filed against the Missionaries of Jesus, the congregation to which the aggrieved nun belongs, for controversially releasing a photograph of the alleged victim nun.
A case was registered after a petition was filed by the nun’s brother. An investigation will be conducted after taking the statements of the nun, said Kottayam district police chief Hari Sankar.
The congregation put out the photograph in a release issued to the media to publish the findings of its enquiry commission, which looked into the nun’s allegations. Indian laws prohibit revealing the identity of rape and sexual assault victims.
The congregation, however, cautioned against publishing the photograph, saying it cannot be held responsible if the press violates the rule.