Nun who filed complaint against Bishop Franco to reveal her identity

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Four nuns, who belong to the St Francis Mission Home convent at Kuravilangad, speak to media on Friday after the trial court acquitted the bishop from all charges of rape.

Kuravilangad: The nun, who had filed a rape complaint against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, would soon face the public without concealing her identity. This was revealed by Fr Augustine Vattoli, the former convenor of a forum named Save Our Sisters, soon after a Kottayam court gave clean chit to Franco on Friday.

"I met her. She will come out in the open saying that her name should be revealed. She will say everything openly. The Sister is now mentally shaken. She has nowhere to go," Fr Vattoli said.

Meanwhile, Sister Anupama, who supported the cause of the nun who gave the complaint against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has asserted that the statements of witnesses in the case were all supportive of the victim's case, but still the case was lost.

"But there is no idea about what happened later. If there is money and influence, you can get anything. It happened here also. The opposite party has enough money and influence. These two factors worked here," Sister Anupama said.

Other inmates of the convent where the complainant nun stays vowed to continue their legal fight. They admitted that they didn't expect an unfavourable verdict.

"There was no lapse in the police inquiry. The police and the prosecution stood with the victim," they said while expressing dismay at Franco's acquittal verdict.

The nuns also revealed they would continue to stay in the convent. "...but since there is police security outside the Mission Home, we are safe inside. We hope that those who stood with us for a long time in our fight for truth and justice will continue to give us support and strength in our continued fight."

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