Wednesday 20 Feb, 2019

Rape in Orthodox Archdiocese; one more priest was arrested

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Pathanamthitta: The Orthodox Church priest has been arrested on charges of raping housewife. Johnson V Mathew, the third accused, was arrested. Crime Branch team arrested him from a house in Pathanamthitta at 2 pm. Two of the four accused have been arrested in the case till now.

The arrest was made at a High Court court today. The lady complaint against Johnson V. Mathew, that he has misbehaved in the car and sent obscene messages.

The clergy confessed his crime in the interrogation. The accused was produced before the Thiruvalla First Class Magistrate Court, was remanded in Pathanamthitta sub jail for 14 days.

The investigation team said that the search for the first accused Abraham Varghese and fourth absconding accused Jaise K Gorge were still behind. Both of them will approach the Supreme Court on Monday to seek anticipatory bail. In the meantime, the investigation team is trying to arrest both of them.

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