Attack on Nun and Poor Home – Case against 16, including 2 priests

published on January 28, 2009

Case against 16, including 2 priests


NARAKKAL: A nun and an inmate of LF Poor Home who were admitted to the government hospital here on Sunday after they were attacked by a group of people, including two priests, were discharged from the hospital on Monday.

The injured are Sr Raisy CMC, the coordinator of LF Poor Home and its inmate Mariam.

Narakkal police registered a case against 16 people including the vicar and the assistant vicar of the parish church for various criminal offences including unlawful assembly, criminal trespass, hurt and outraging the modesty of women. According to the police, a group of parishioners accompanied by the priests reportedly stormed into the Poor Home and threatened the inmates.

They constructed a wall blocking the entrance from the LF Convent to the Poor Home. The people also reportedly took possession of the documents of the Poor Home from the correspondent by force. Sr Raisy, who objected to it, was allegedly abused with vulgar comments.

The miscreants tore off her veil and beat her with a stick. Inmate Mariam who tried to foil the attack was also beaten up. The people chased away the nuns and deputed two volunteers of the Women Welfare Association to take care of the inmates.

Police recorded the statements of Sr Raisy and Mariam and a case was registered. 16 people including the vicar and the assistant vicar.

The parishioners who came to know that a case had been registered against the priests marched to the police station on Sunday night demanding removal of the priests’ name from the chargesheet. A group of parishioners led by the vicar had been demanding the nuns to hand over the LF HS to the parish. A few months ago the nuns who were invited for a discussion to settle the issue were kept hostage.

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