Indian Nun Accuses Priest over Rape, Abortion

The Cathnews
October 13, 2010

An Indian nun has lodged a police complaint against a Catholic college principal alleging that he raped her repeatedly over a period of two years.

In her complaint, the woman said the principal who used to visit the college at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, where she was studying music, offered her a drink mixed with drugs and raped her repeatedly, NDTV reports.

He also recorded the incident on his cell phone and threatened to make it public if she disclosed the matter to anyone.

The complainant said she became pregnant in 2008, but was forced to undergo an abortion at a private hospital. The principal had threatened her with dire consequences several times and sexually harassed her, she said.

Though she had complained about him to the relevant authorities at the Society of Jesus, no action had been taken so far, she said.

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