Kottayam: Nun-rape accused bishop Franco Mulakkal has been tested positive for coronavirus. It is believed that he contracted the disease form his lawyer. The bishop is currently in a hospital in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Due to continuous failure to appear before the proceedings of the court, Mulakkal’s counsel on Monday informed that his client could not appear as he had been in self quarantine due to his primary contact with an infected person.
The Court cancelled his bail, considering the prosecution argument that the accused was trying to delay the trial, and posted the case to August 13.
The Kerala High Court on July 7 had dismissed a petition seeking to discharge Mulakkal from the sexual assault case filed against him by the nun.