A priest in Kerala was charged with raping a minor girl. The victim, who delivered a baby in a private hospital at Kottiyoor in Kannur, is a Class 11 student.Â The baby was born on February 25
Vadakkancheril Mathew (Robin), a priest at the Kottiyoor St Sebastian Church had committed the crime.
Initially, the victim had stated that her own father had committed the crime. But on intense questioning, the victim revealed that a priest of the church, who is also the school manager, where she studies had raped the girl in May.
Tipped off about the birth, Child Line officials told the police, who found clues indicating that she had been raped by her father.
A case has been registered in Kelakam Police Station against Father Vadakkancheril Mathew under Section 376 of the IPC and Prevention of Child Sexual Offences Act.