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Kerala Priest Arrested For Allegedly Raping Student

The girl gave birth to a child last week.

28/02/2017 1:16 PM IST | Updated 28/02/2017 1:30 PM IST
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KANNUR -- A Kerala church priest has been detained for raping a plus one student in Kerala's Kannur.

A case has been registered in Kelakam Police Station against Father Robin under POCSO and IPC Section 376.

The girl gave birth to a child last week.

On 25 February, an anonymous letter was received by the Child line mentioning the incident and they informed about the case to Kelakam Police Station on the same day in the evening.

A woman police officer met the victim on Sunday 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.

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