Sabarimala Priest Files New Complaint

The Times of India
July 25, 2006

KOCHI: In a new twist to the Sabarimala priest episode, Kantararu Mohanararu who was sacked as thantri of the shrine on Monday following allegations of immoral activities, has told police that he had visited the flat of a woman in the city on Sunday night on his own and was not abducted as stated earlier.

The priest, who appeared before the police here on Monday night with his lawyer, filed the new complaint saying he was not abducted as stated earlier and had in fact gone to the woman's flat on his own to summon a maid servant.

The thantri had, in a complaint to police on Sunday night, stated that he had been abducted by some persons and forcibly taken to a flat where he was photographed with a woman. He had also stated that his abductors had removed his gold ornaments worth 40 sovereigns.

Police immediately launched investigations, and found that the thantri had filed a false complaint. He was questioned on Monday night by Central Police who are investigating the case.


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