October 07, 2005

Priest accused of sexual abuse; Women’s Commission begins inquiry


Friday October 7 2005 13:51 IST
KOZHIKODE: The State Women’s Commission has begun an inquiry into the complaint from a woman in judicial custody, lodged in the Kozhikode district jail, that she was sexually exploited by a priest at a retreat centre in Thrissur district.

Police are investigating the case.

The woman was arrested by Elathur Police in June this year in connection with a theft under the Elathur Police station limits.

The woman, a native of Aralam in Kannur, was in an advanced stage of pregnancy when remanded. Earlier, she had reportedly stayed at the retreat centre.

Posted by kshaw at October 7, 2005 07:33 AM