Kerala police on lookout for 7 persons in rape case

Kannur (Kerala) March 4 (IANS) The Kerala police are on the lookout for five nuns and two others who were involved in an alleged rape case of a 17-year-old girl by a Catholic priest, authorities said on Saturday.

The suspects comprise a doctor and an administrator of a hospital where the victim gave birth to a baby boy.

Speaking to IANS, Sunil Kumar the investigating officer in the case, said they will arrest all the accused.

“In all there are eight accused and the main suspect is 49-year-old Robin Vadakkanchery, a parish vicar near Kannur. He has already been arrested,” said Kumar.

The case surfaced with the arrest of the priest earlier this week who was caught on his way to the Kochi airport to fly out of the country.

The arrest was made following an anonymous call that a 17-year-old school girl gave birth and the Catholic Church authorities in Wayanad are doing their best to cover up the case.

Following the arrest of Robin, who also held the post of the manager of the Church-backed school where the girl was a Class 11 student, the hospital authorities and the orphanage all run by the Catholic church came under the scanner.

–IANS

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