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21 Nov 2018, Edition - 1226, Wednesday

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Kerala News

Crime Branch to investigate allegations against five priests

Covai Post Network

KOCHI: The Crime Branch will investigate the allegations of sexual abuse against five priests of the Malankara Orthodox Church in Kottayam district.

The Director-General of Police received a letter from former Chief Minister and senior CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan, in which he had appealed for a probe by the Crime Branch. The letter was later handed over to Inspector-General of Police, Crime Branch.

According to sources, a member of the church had alleged that five priests sexually abused his wife, using her confession secrets. The man said his wife was abused even before they were married.

The issue came to light after an audio clip was recovered by the victim’s husband.

The church immediately suspended the five priests after the complaint was filed.

The church also asked the man to produce original evidences to prove the involvement of the priests before the three-member panel set up by the church to investigate the matter. (It has been learnt that the man had told them that he would hand over them only to the police.)

The panel would submit its report in the first week of August.

There are also reports that the priests were planning to file a defamation case against the complainant and his wife.

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