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Kerala Priest Arrested for Sexually Abusing Minor Girl

Sibi Varghese, a co-vicar at a church, had been hiding in various States. (Image for representation: Manjunath Kiran/AFP )

Sibi Varghese, a co-vicar at a church, had been hiding in various States. (Image for representation: Manjunath Kiran/AFP )

The parents of the girl approached the rural police in July this year seeking action against the priest.

A 32-year-old priest has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a minor girl, police said on Wednesday. Sibi Varghese, a native of Varapuzha, was arrested by the Ernakulam Rural police. Varghese, a co-vicar at a church here, had been hiding in various States after the parents of the girl approached the rural police in July this year seeking action against the priest.

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first published:October 20, 2021, 23:40 IST