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Three held in Sabarimala sex scandal

August 02, 2006 11:59 IST
Last Updated: August 02, 2006 14:09 IST

Three persons, including a woman, were arrested on Wednesday in connection with a complaint filed by one of the supreme priests of Sabarimala, who had alleged that he was manhandled and photographed with a woman.

Police DIG K Padmakumar told PTI that Shobha John, one of the witnesses turned accused in the case, was among those arrested.

In his complaint, the priest Kandararu Mohanaru alleged that he was manhandled and photographed with a woman on July 23 in a flat at Kochi by a six-member gang.

The priest had in his complaint stated that he had gone to the flat belonging to Shobha John in search of a servant.

Soon after he reached the flat, he was allegedly manhandled and photographed, he had stated.

The two others arrested were Vigil and Anil Kumar, two drivers of the woman, police sources said.

The drivers had helped in arranging and bringing into the flat the six-member gang, the sources stated.

Police sources said the three were arrested on charges of extortion.

The priest had at first filed a police complaint stating that some persons had allegedly abducted and taken him to a flat at Kochi on July 23 where he was manhandled and forcibly photographed with a woman.

A ransom amount of about Rs 30 lakh was also asked for. Gold ornaments were also removed from his person, it was stated.

Police immediately began investigations and it was found that the complaint regarding abduction was false.

In a modified statement to police a day later, the priest said he had gone to the flat on his own in search of a servant and he was attacked by a six-member gang.

They also took away his gold ornaments and demanded about Rs 30 lakh ransom amount.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Sabarimala case

I think you are specifically against HINDU sentiments. If a useless fellow is traced somewhere with some women how can it become a sabarimala sex ...

Posted by Rajendiran

Sub: Three held in Sabarimala case

If his allegations of abduction are false, then perhaps the whole story as told by the 'priest' may also be false.

Posted by labrea

Sub: News headline is wrong

This incident doesn't have any relation with the holy place Sabarimala, it's a personal incident happened with a priest of Sabarimala temple and teh incidents ...

Posted by Rajumon Thomas

Sub: Wrong Heading for the News Item

This is absolutely not a "Sabarimala Sex Scandal" - where does Sabarimala coming into picture. If some such thing happened at Sabarimala, we can understand ...

Posted by Giri

Sub: Damn it

You don't know how to name this article. Say that priest scam. Why the hell do you use sacred places with rubbish words and confuse ...

Posted by Sreenu



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