More than 10 days after he compared the rape-victim Kerala nun to a 'prostitute worker', controversial Kerala MLA PC George has again stoked controversy with his latest set of comments, claiming the 'investigation team is trying to frame Bishop Franco Mulakkal'.
The independent MLA, through a press conference in Kottayam, claimed that he has photograph and videos of the victim nun with the bishop on the days after the alleged incident. He said, "Six photos of Bishop Franco and the victim were circulated where they are laughing and giggling in the picture. If a rape incident has happened, will they be laughing and giggling? Everyone had a doubt regarding the date of the photo album, thus cd's of the event were asked to be produced. I am ready to give this photo and the cd to any police investigating this case."
PC George further went onto accuse the investigation agencies of framing the Bishop. "One of the investigating official is trying to frame Bishop Franco Mulakkal. They intimidated the photographer (who took the photo and recorded the CD's) and made him give a statement that the victim seemed dull and upset," he added.
Earlier this month, George had made derogatory comments against the nun, who had accused Bishop Franco of raping her for a period of two years between 2014 and 2016. On September 9, he had said, ""Do you have any doubt that she is a prostitute? She enjoyed 12 times, suddenly it became rape on the 13th time? Why didn't she complain when it happened 12 times? Where was she then? 12 times she did not say a word and suddenly complained now. There was no complaint when it happened the first time".
When Republic TV tried to make the MLA realise gravity of the statements he was making on record, he brazened it out and said, "I am an MLA and I have my opinion and I will stick with my words. I am not a new MLA, I am an experienced one. I know I am 100% correct. I am not afraid of anything. That was not a rape. I am saying facts. I am ready to fight any legal battles.”
An investigation on the role of Bishop Franco in this case began on September 19. The investigation was conducted for a period of three days, and he is expected to be arrested on Friday evening.