Jalandhar, India, Oct 29, 2018 / 09:23 am
The Indian bishop charged with serially raping a nun has not yet produced a laptop that government investigators say could provide key evidence in his case.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, head of the Diocese of Jullundur, was arrested Sept. 21. He is suspected of having raped a member of the Missionaries of Jesus more than a dozen times over two years. The nun alleges that she first was raped by the bishop May 5, 2014.
The bishop claims that the nun accused him of rape as retaliation, because he had ordered an investigation into a claim that she was having an affair with a relative. He maintains his innocence.
While Mulakkal presented police a copy of his order, it was found to have been issued after the sister filed her complaint against the bishop, the Times of India reports.