India Christian priest arrested over rape charge

Source: BBC News

One of four Indian priests charged with allegedly raping a woman has handed himself in for police questioning in the southern state of Kerala.

The Kerala high court denied bail to him and two other priests, who are also expected to give themselves up.

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The woman, 34, was allegedly raped and blackmailed in exchange for sexual acts.

Police are yet to arrest the fourth priest.

The allegations came to light in February when her husband found out about the blackmail.

The police complaint was filed on 2 June after an audio clip of a conversation between the woman’s husband and a church official went viral.

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