Sexual harassment case registered against archbishop PK Samuel


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 1: The Bengaluru police have registered a sexual harassment case against archbishop PK Samuel of Central Diocese, Bengaluru (Church of South India) and his associate Vinod Dasan.

The complainant, had attempted suicide at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday, filed a complaint in the Shivajinagar station on Thursday.

The woman told media that Vinod Dasan, a close aide of the archbishop has been harassing her for several years and was the cause for her marriage break-up with her first husband.

She told police that she had filed cases of atrocity and robbery against Dasan but the harassment continued. She then married the second time and moved in with her in-laws in Salem. However, when she returned to her mother’s house on January 13, Dasan visited her and asked her to withdraw the cases. The woman said that Dasan asked her to visit Trinity Church along with her husband on January 21.

When the woman went to the Church accompanied by her husband, he asked her to meet archbishop PK Samuel outside his residence. The woman said that the archbishop asked her to withdraw cases registered against his close aide and in return promised her permanent job in the institute run by the diocese and also money.

However, the woman alleged that the archbishop finding no one around them put his hand around her shoulder and misbehaved with her. When she raised alarm, he threatened her with dire consequences.

The woman depressed, decided to confront the archbishop on January 31 at a hospital where the archbishop’s mother is undergoing treatment. Soon after the confrontation, she consumed pesticide hoping to end her life.

Meanwhile, archbishop Samuel has denied the woman’s allegations and said that he has never met the woman before. When questioned about his proximity with Dasan, he said he is close to all devotees of the church.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    If the natural way of satisfying your natural desires are suppressed in the name of rules, then it is an easy task for Satan to corrupt the mind and the heart of that person even if he is a Priest or a Maulana or a Swami.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    And the effect of that rule is not limited to himself. The repercussions have be faced by others also who are mostly in close contact with him.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 2 2019

    Unlike Roman Catholics, the religious people of Church of South India (One denomination of Protestants) are married and suppressing the natural desires is not applicable to them. Archbishop PK Samuel is married and has a son and two daughters.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sat, Feb 2 2019

    OK. Thank you for providing the right information to us.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Phew!!! The contagion is coming out in the open!
    Lord, they know not what these brothers are doing to their sister!
    Forgive them & punish them suitably, Lord.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Soo sad.. This stupid dasan got influenced by the Kerala case. No fear...he knows outcome will be zero. God alone knows how many ladies are suffering quietly like this...out of fear and lack of support ..this is definitely can be termed as "charbi".

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    As per report arch Bishop just want Console her
    Nothing wrong he has done
    The main culprit is Dasan.
    She too have 2 husbands
    So matter closed.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    In order to console, he need to put his hands around her shoulders? If it so, why he didn't agree that he put his hands around her shoulder just to console her ? Why she confronted in the hospital where his mother admitted.. Case opened

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    If Cynthi is the Judge, 200 lashes for Bishop like in Saudi Arabia...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Cynthi, do you have 'Pulitha Adar' / Whip , in Kirem for flogging???...

    If you don't have it in Kirem, we can arrange that from Belman on Monday as well along with Durbeen..

    In US we call it multi-tasking ....

    Tak...Takk...

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    People,

    What Jennifer is speaking here in parables....Baba Ramdev's Guru disappeared without a trace....and no investigation is ordered...

    She is looking forward if we get Deve Gowda as PM in 2019...he will order CBI to go to Kailasa and investigate his death...

    CBI has vast investigative tools in its hands ....including sending their agents to Kailasa and interrogate Lord YAMA!!!....

    Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Real Culprit is Vinod Dasan ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    After Franco, it is Samuel now, what's your say Jossey

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Asaram Bapu & Swami Nityanand ...

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  • Namrata, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Nothing is going to happen....fate will be similar as mr Franko....

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Things going out of control....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Mangalorean Hindustani, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Things started to come-up after 2014.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    You must be relieved that things are coming up with other communities but a Yoga-Guru's guru disappeared and even after 2014 its not being investigated.

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  • Mangalorean Hindustani, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Ms.Jennifer...as a woman you are diverting the issue..instead of standing for right of poor lady. It's really diagusting..shows your behavourial approach towards others.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    My message does not say the Archbishop or his assistant are framed. But, you don't seem to care whether the law applies to self proclaimed Godly people, or not.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Feb 2 2019

    @Mangalorean Hindustani,Mangalorean,here Jennifer is right.First of all is it really prooved that the said woman says truth?When since many years she is being sexual harassment,why did she allow it so long ?One normal woman would react immediately sexual harassment and file case.Somehow I have the feeling that this woman is bieng put in front from some one to defame the bishop or anyone.My only question is why did she tolerate it?I dont back any person or favour none of them.Even Bishops are not saints.But victim should go against when not favour first and later file complaint.when she didnt want to divorce ,noone can force her for to divorce.It looks like anyway a arranged sexual harassment case to defame someone .

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Feb 2 2019

    Madam Rita, it's clearly written in the news, that lady has filed cases against the close aide of bishop Dasan. Still because of the pressure of money and power he was harassing her. Both dasan and bishop want her to withdraw the cases. And bishop too tried to abuse her. If he agrees to withdraw bishop promised job and money for her. Read the news again. You will get the points.

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Jaathi prema

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Jaaathi prema is when a renouncer gets govt. land to expand his business. A deal @75% than that is available to the public.

    Jaaathi prema is when the man assembled at Ram Leela Maidaan bellowing about black money, quietly changes his topic upon the PM's whispering shlokaas in his ears.

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