Jalandhar, Oct 23 (IENews) The Punjab police have registered a case of unnatural death under Section 174 of the CrPC in the death of Father Kuriakose Kuttuthara.
Father Kuriakose was a prime witness in the case of the repeated rape of a 44-yr old nun from the Missionaries of Jesus congregation by Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Archdiocese of Jalandhar.
The deceased 62-year old man was found dead in his room in the morning of October 22.
The family of Father Kuriakose told IndianExpose reporter that, “The priest was being mentally and emotionally tortured for speaking out against the accused rapist Bishop and fighting for justice for the nun. He feared for his life once Bishop Franco Mulakkal was granted conditional bail by the Kerala High Court.”
The deceased priest speaking to a leading channel in Kerala also spoke of the danger to his life if the Bishop was granted bail.