Student alleges sexual abuse by priest in Kerala school
Ananthakrishnan G, TNN 13 November 2009, 03:36am IST
abuse by priests in their hostel, two weeks after her sister died of suspected poisoning at their school run by the Orthodox church.
They took up the matter with a nun who instead of helping her, threatened them with dire consequences, Anju said, adding they were forced to keep quiet for fear of being dismissed from school.
On the morning of October 24, the family received information from the school that Anu was unwell. Her father rushed to the school and along with Anju, took Anu to the district hospital and then to a hospital in Kochi. But she died on the way. Doctors found traces of poison in the viscera.
The school has ruled out any foul play. Anju said her sister was beaten cruelly by a nun. The family said there were several injury marks all over Anu’s body. Police registered a case of sexual assault against the priests, but are yet to question them. Charges of the cops dragging their feet are already doing the rounds.