Kerala Priest accused of raping minor remanded to 14 days judicial custody

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kannur [Kerala], Feb. 28 (ANI): A Malayalee priest, who is accused of raping a minor in Kannur, Kerala leading to her pregnancy, has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. The priest has been sent to the special subjail in Kannur. A case had been registered in Kelakam Police Station against Father Robin under POCSO and IPC Section 376. On February 25, an anonymous letter was received by the Child line mentioning the incident and they informed of the case to Kelakam Police Station on the same day in the evening. A woman police officer met the victim yesterday morning and recorded her statement. 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 of the church 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. Meanwhile, the police have said that a DNA test will be held on the priest to ascertain the charges against him, and the Police have also booked the private hospital, where she delivered a baby, for not informing them about the development. (ANI)