New Delhi: The Kerala government has decided to oppose Robin Vadakkumchery’s bail application in the Supreme Court on Monday. The state, on the other hand, will not oppose the survivor’s petition to the Supreme Court for permission to marry Vadakkumchery. According to reports, the state will comply with the court’s decision in this matter.
On February 12, 2019, the Thalassery court sentenced Robin Vadakkumchery to 20 years in prison and a fine of Rs 3 lakh after he was found guilty of raping and impregnating a minor girl in Kottiyoor. Though the priest was awarded a total of 60 years imprisonment on various charges, he can serve all the sentences together. Rs 1.5 lakh from the fine should be given to the girl.
Robin Vadakkumchery, dismissed from priesthood by the Vatican, was serving as a parish vicar near Kannur and was the manager of the Church-backed-school, where the victim, a Class 11 student, was studying.