Mumbai (AsiaNews) – A court in Chhattisgarh has acquitted a Catholic priest, a nun and an employee. The three had been unjustly accused in connection with an alleged rape involving a nine-year-old girl.
Fr Joseph Dhanaswami, principal of the Jyoti Mission High School in the diocese of Ambikapur, was found not guilty and released on Monday (9 January) after 16 months in prison.
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77 year old Nun who has dedicated life to helping lepers set to deport by Indian government led by Narendra Modi .
The Indian government looks a Roman Catholic nun who has cared for people with leprosy for over 40 years, after denying her a visa.
Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) urges the Indian government to restore vis to Rev.Sister Bertilla Capra of the Missionaries of the Immaculate Congregation first arrived in India in 1970, and has since cared for people with leprosy for over four decades in Mumbai
"I am so attached to the place and people here. Also, I do not have the chance to go to any other country and join some other mission. It is not easy for me to move," she said.Rev. Nigel Barret of the Bombay Archdiocese suggested that the move by Indian authorities deliberately targets people of faith.
The accused Satheesh Babu involved in the murder of Sr Amala of Lisieux Carmelite Convent in Pala, has been arrested in Haridwar. Sathish Babu alias Sathish Nair (39) of Kasargod was arrested last night from the Ayappa Swamy Temple in Haridwar where he was hiding.
However, the investigating team has not confirmed his custody officially. Sathish, who reached Haridwar after the murder told the temple authorities that he was a sanyasin. He told them that he lost his purse while having bath in the Ganga and sought their help.
Though strangers are not allowed to enter the ashram, he somehow got in after meeting some Keralites there. He tried to escape from there after police released the image of his picture. When the ashram refused to give him money, he went to a nearby hotel and sent an SMS to his relative. The police who was observing his relative’s phone immediately informed the SP of Haridwar. Following that, the Haridwar police arrested Sathish Babu.
The culprit has already made 6 similar attacks on nuns. He is made out to be mentally challenged, but that is just a ploy to escape the hooks of the law. Kerala Police may do well to investigate other angles for the motive behind the attacks, like that from the religious fanatics.Many are not happy about Keralaites living in religious harmony
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SatheeshbabuKottayam: The police have identified the murderer of Sr Amala of Carmelite convent, Pala, as Satheesh Babu, hailing from Kasargod. His photo has been released.
The police got information about him following investigation conducted focusing mobile phone towers. Though the police say they haven't nabbed him, indications are that the culprit is in their net.
Raipur: A 47-year-old nun was found semi-clad, unconscious with her hands tied inside a Church-managed medical center at Pandri in Raipur on Saturday.
Police said the nun first said she was raped, but later claimed it was attempt to rape. “Medical reports are yet to be received and the survivor is changing her statements,” inspector general of police GP Singh told The Times of India.
“The nun is in acute trauma and undergoing treatment. She said two masked men entered her room in search of cash and valuables and assaulted her after they failed to find their booty.”