Kerala priest held for impregnating minor girl
In the initial stages, the victim had given a statement that her own father had committed the crime.
A Malayali church priest has been detained for raping a XIth standard student in Kerala’s Kannur district. The girl gave birth to a child last week.
A case has been registered in Kelakam Police Station against Father Robin Vadakkumchery under the POCSO Act and IPC Section 376.
On February 25, an anonymous letter was received by the Child Line mentioning the incident, which was brought to the notice of Kelakam Police Station on the same evening.
A woman police officer met the victim on Tuesday morning and recorded her statement, The Times of India reported.
In the initial stages, the victim had given a statement that her own father had committed the crime. But on further questioning the parents of the victim, the truth was revealed and the accused was identified as the priest, who is also the manager of the school where the minor girl studied. As per the statement, the incident took place in May, 2016.
On getting the information, 48-year-old Father Robin absconded from the location. A team comprising Peravoor CI Sunil Kumar and Kelakam SI Pradeep TV located the accused and detained him.