Jose Kattuthara, the brother of the deceased, has complained to the police raising suspiscion about the circumstances in which he was found dead.
When contacted, Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner Esha Kalia said, "Police were investigating the matter".More news: Barzani party tops Iraq Kurd vote
According to police, no visible injury marks were found on the body. It was found that he vomited over the bed and blood pressure tablets were found at the spot. They did not approach the Kerala police fearing the bishop.
The nun had alleged that she was raped by the bishop from May 5, 2014 to May 6, 2016 on 14 occasions in a room attached to the St. Francis Mission Home, Kuruvilangad. The deceased priest had also served as a vocational trainer in a convent belonging to the Missionaries of Jesus, and had offered assistance to other nuns who had expressed their grievances against the Bishop. We immediately rushed him to Civil hospital in Dasuya where he was declared brought dead, " said father Libin.
Bishop Mulakkal had received a rousing welcome from his followers and supporters when he reached Jalandhar after being released on bail by a Kerala court last week.More news: Tsitsipas claims maiden ATP title in Stockholm
A special prosecutor may be appointed to deal with the case registered against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, it is gathered.
On October 3, the Kerala High Court denied Mulakkal's bail plea. He was a crucial witness in our case as he had given statements against Bishop Franco to the police. Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, Punjab, is the first bishop in the country to be sent to jail on charges of rape and since then he has been getting a steady stream of high profile visitors including leading politicians.
The 54-year-old Bishop, now lodged in a sub-jail in Pala in Kottayam district, moved the high court again after a magistrate court extended his judicial remand. "This is a conspiracy and several people are taking advantage of the situation, they are putting sisters at the forefront", Franco Mulakkal had said.More news: Erdogan says Saudi team arrived day before Khashoggi's killing, consulate cameras removed