News18 Daybreak | Witness in Kerala Nun Rape Case Found Dead, Sabarimala Shuts on 6th Day and Other Stories You May Have Missed
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File photo of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara.
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Foul play: Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, a priest of the Jalandhar diocese who was a witness in the rape case filed by a nun against Bishop Franko Mulakkal, was found dead on Monday. Jose Kurian, brother of the deceased priest who had given a statement against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, on Monday said Father Kuriakose Kattuthara's death was not natural but a pre-planned murder.
Sabarimala shame: The doors to Sabarimala temple were closed on Monday night, six days after opening for the first time since the Supreme Court lifted the ban on entry of women of menstruating age, but not a single woman was allowed to climb the 18 steps to the hill shrine in all these days.
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Amritsar train tragedy: Saurabh Madan alias Mithu, one of the organisers of Dussehra event at Amritsar's Dhobi Ghat where 61 people were killed, has alleged that he is being framed in the train accident due to "personal enmity". He claimed that there were nearly 10 announcements, asking people not to stand on the tracks.
Inhuman policing: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the police chief of Chhattisgarh over reports of an elderly woman and her daughter being allegedly stripped naked and severely beaten by a woman police personnel in front of male colleagues at a police station in Bilaspur.
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The gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala will close for a month on Monday and no woman of menstruating age has been able to enter the shrine for the last five days despite a landmark Supreme Court judgment. So far nine women, including two journalists, have tried to reach the holy 18 steps of the temple, but have had to return midway in the face of strong protests by devotees and an ultimatum by the chief priest to lock the temple if any woman entered.
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