Witness in case of alleged rape of nun in India found dead

(CNN)A witness in the trial of an Indian Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun has died, according to police, prompting a probe into his death.

Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was around 62 years old, police said. He died just weeks after giving his testimony in the case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions over two years.
Mulakkal, who is based in northern Punjab state, is accused of raping the nun during visits to Kerala state in the south of India. He denies the charges and is currently out on bail, awaiting trial.

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