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Kannur: Kottiyoor rape case - co-accused Fr Therakam, 2 nuns surrender


Daijiworld Media Network - Kannur (SP)

Kannur, Mar 17: Relating to the rape of a minor girl allegedly by the parish priest of Kottiyoor church sometime back, the three persons who have been named as co-accused, surrendered before the police at Kannur on Friday March 16. Those who surrendered on Monday morning were former chairman of Child Welfare Committee, Joseph Therakam, and members of the committee, Sr Ophelia and Sr Betty.

Allegedly, Fr Robin Vadakkumcherry attached to Kottiyoor church had raped a minor girl. The above-named persons have been charged with keeping the incident under wraps with the aim of shielding the priest. Since the case came into the open, these three persons had remained elusive. The rape victim, who is a student studying in eleventh standard, had given birth to a baby boy in February this year.


Surrendered co-accused


Main accused Fr Robin

Fr Therakam has been named as co-accused for his role in helping the main accused to flee the country. For this dubious act, he was divested of the post later.

The high court of Kerala had directed all the four persons named in the case, who were on the run, to surrender to the police. They include the main accused, Fr Therakam, and two nuns.

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Therakam helped the main accused to flee the country???????

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    What a shame ... Sunday shalom, the mouth piece backed by the church blames the little girl for not stopping the rape.

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  • Logical Indian, Kudla

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    If this had happened in Karnataka... then.....clean chit !!

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  • Kelwyn, Dubai

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Not a criminal until proven guilty . If they are rot in hell

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Prabhumams are very happy as they got a field day attacking Christian priest.But they had all the words to defend their (Un)Holy Swamis. Without DNA report and without court order, they have already come to the conclusion that all involved are guilty. Dear friends, only arrests are made. Charges are yet to be proved in the court. So until then, hold on your judgement.

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  • Vinayakprabhu, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    ya..people want DNA report here..why not court order here?if he is convict or not

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    What a shame , this used to be norm of many swamijis now priests follow their foot steps

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  • Kiran shetty, Sullia

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    This is happening From long , before Congress govt only targting hindu swamijis.reality of Christian fathers coming out

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  • Alphonso Rodrigues, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Rahul Gandhi on hearing this news was very furious .He has tweeted last night that 'The kerala police are RSS agents'!.

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  • prem, Moodbidri

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    All above accused should join BJP immediately if they require Clean Chit

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  • Sandeep, Mang

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    After terrorism now rapists... intolerance raising in community

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  • vinayak, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    No need DNA report jossey mam ????
    Lalit modi & mallya paisa leke baga leken preist father banake baga hahaha

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    There are so many priests from Mangalore all over the world. did not hear any black spots like this about them.

    Why this happens more in Kerala? Some time back Keralite priest in the US was punished for sex related crime.

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    most of the time they try to settle matter among themselves like this vicar did..so called internal matter we wont know

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  • GOVINDA, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    "POLICE SHOULD DO ENQUIRY PROPERLY AND FIND OUT TRUTH.NO ONE IS CULPRIT UNLESS PROOVED " THIS IS YOURS COMMENT ON BALIGA MURDER CASE ( TO DAYS DAIJI WORLD)THEN HOW YOU ACCUSING THIS PRIEST AS ACULPRIT ? SO DONT CHANGE COLOURS LIKE A CHAMEALEON

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  • felcy, mulki

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    yes exactly.As per my knowledge i do not know about priest's story.But nuns were innocent.They received this child saying it is orphan.Poor sisters like mother Theresa took care of this child.Later they came to know the big story behind it. Even the child's mother is minor and so on story.....If sisters have surrendered means they are really innocent .....let us pray that God may reveal the truth.May God Almighty give them the strength to bear all the suffering during this Lenten season.....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    If Fr. Robin Vadakkumcherry has fled the country he is guilty and has to be hanged.
    We do not want another Lalit Modi & Vijay Mallya ...

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Good logic...

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  • vinayak, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    No need DNA report jossey mam ????
    Lalit modi & mallya paisa leke baga leken preist father banke baga hahaha

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  • Rajesh, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    ಇಂಥಾ ವಿಷಯಗಳು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುತ್ತವೆ. ಆದರೆ 90% ಕೇಸ್ ಗಳು ಬಹಿರಂಗವಾಗೋದಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಲ್ಲ ಅಲ್ಲ ಬಹಿರಂಗವಾಗಲು ಬಿಡೋದಿಲ್ಲ.......

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  • GOVINDA, MANGALORE

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    YES THIS IS TRUE.....IF IT COMES OUT ALSO NOT PROOVING IN THE COURT LIKE COW SWAMY OF HOSANAGARA ( SINGER RAPIST..)AND ASARAM BAPU ....NITHYANANDA.... ..ETC....ETC....

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    11 th standard girl? sad..We have tobe careful when we select school for children

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  • Lewis, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Yes, be careful. But May I know what are the important things you suggest while selecting the school?

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Let the court do its job and let Law & Order do its duty. Everyone is sinners but when anyone who proclaims God's name and declares as God's messengers should not do such evil act. Hope if they did this evil act they must repent, and to live a good life God must excuse them.

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    As i said before this looks like institutional crime more than 10 arrested..More arrests yet to come..Well done Kerala police

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    This need not be only case..several stories might have gone down in this padri'shistory. Lot of comments were there for Sri Raghaveshwaraswamiji's case.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    What happened to DNA report ...

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