- Bengaluru police arrest nursing student, seeking protection from head of Bethel Medical Institute of Nursing Sciences, Dr Pastor Sunny D
- Physio teacher who helped her to gather material to substantiate charges of harassment against also arrested, both sent to custody
Bengaluru, Nov 25 (Expose) In an almost bizarre turn of events, the nursing student who has moved the Karnataka High Court seeking protection against what she called torture and harassment over the sexual misconduct of Pastor Sunny D, who runs the the Pan Asia College of Nursing which, is a part of the Bethel Medical Institute of Nursing Sciences, was herself arrested along with a teacher who helped and supported her, Fredrick John.
Both the woman and Fredrick John have been produced before the District Magistrate who ordered they be sent to judicial custody. Their bail hearings are expected to be heard on Tuesday. They were arrested on charges of ‘criminal conspiracy’ and other acts like the alleged stealing of CCTV footage, by the Bangalore police under the jurisdiction of the Nandini Layout police station under charges IPC 408, 420, 465, 468 and 120B
As we have reported, the nursing student called the pastor “nothing short of a sexual predator, he resorted to assaulting, harassing, torturing and threatening several other students who do not have the courage to fight what women felt were several genuine of rape, molestation and other charges against him, which were “ brushed under the carpet in view of his money power” ( line from the petition)
Quite interestingly, the woman’s pleas and complaints to the police station to take action against Pastor Sunny D has gone unheeded, forcing her to move the High Court, while she herself has got arrested for a charge of criminal conspiracy along with Fredrick John, who was professor of Physiotherapy who has filed a complaint against Pastor Sunny D at the Sadashivanagar police station of intimidation, threat false allegation and making students make fabricated statements against him. This complaint was filed on October 11, 2018 (last month). While the complaint has not even been investigated with any seriousness, the complainant himself gets arrested, an apprehension he always had and which he mentioned clearly in his complaint. John has been supporting the victim, in her effort to seek protection against Pastor
Incidentally, the arrests were not made public for more than half a day.