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Kerala rape case: nuns accused of cover-up surrender

They will be presented before the Thalassery district court from where they are likely to be granted bail.

 
Kannur: 

Two more people, charged with covering up the rape of a minor girl by a Catholic priest in Kottiyoor in Kannur district, surrendered before the police on Thursday.

Sixth and seventh accused, Sister Liz Maria and Sister Anitta, surrendered before Peravoor circle-inspector N. Sunil Kumar at 6.45 am on Mar 30.

Once their statements are recorded and medical test completed, they will be presented before the Thalassery district court from where they are likely to be granted bail.

Fr Robin Vadakkumcherry, who was the vicar of the local church in Kottiyoor and the prime accused in the case, was arrested on February 28 on charges of sexually exploiting and impregnating the 16-year-old girl.

The victim gave birth to a child in February 7 at a private hospital in Kuthuparamba in this district. The child was taken to an orphanage at Vythiri in Wayanad district.

With these two absconding nuns appearing before the police, all accused charged for their alleged role in the sexual exploitation and subsequent delivery of the baby by the girl have surrendered before the police.

Source: Manorama

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