Priest held for raping minors

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  1. Raj30

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    Priest held for raping minors - The Times of India

    RAIPUR: In a shocking incident, a Catholic priest was arrested on Wednesday from a remote village in Ambikapur district of Chhattisgarh for sexually assaulting four minor tribal girls. Medical examination of the minors aged between six and eight years confirmed rape.

    Confirming the arrest Ambikapur district collector R Prasanna told TOI, "Father Vincent Toppo, a priest of Latin right, has been arrested. Parents of minor girls had complained on Tuesday that their children were sexually assaulted. We sent them for a medical examination that confirmed sexual assault."

    He said the girls have been shifted to a children's home under the direct supervision of district administration. Sexual assault case came to light when parents of girls came forward to lodge a complaint with the administration that their children were sexually assaulted by the priest, who was in-charge of "Ashadeep Missionary School" at a village in Dahima development block in Ambikapur district.

    The victims belonged to the tribal Oraon community while the accused priest, Fr Vincent Toppo is also a %tribal.

    Additional superintendent of police A R Vairagi said cases under the provisions of newly formed stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, Indian Penal Code sections 354 a (assault or use criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe her), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 b (criminal intimidation), 376 (rape) have been slapped against the %accused.He said the priest was produced in a court which remanded him to judicial custody till March 7.

    Bishop Patras Minj of diocese of Ambikapur could not be reached for his comments. However, diocese spokesperson Fr Xavier Ekka told TOI, "We can't believe this. What else can I say. I will have to check what Fr Toppo told police in his statement."

    The latest is the second incident of its kind in the state. In January this year, a rape scandal involving girls in the age group of eight to 10 years, rocked the state when a teacher and watchman of a government run tribal girl's hostel in Kanker were arrested following complaints.

    Medical examination of minor tribal girls had confirmed sexual assault and the Kanker district administration had launched criminal proceedings against a number of people, including government officials, for their negligence and laxity. The issue had also figured in the assembly on Tuesday when the opposition moved an adjournment motion.
     
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    This devil should rot in Jail for years.
    The co called God's men of all camps have misused the innocent's trust before.
    But all will be fine as the the opposition is bringing adjournment motion in assembly :rolleyes:

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    Catholic priests and little kids...
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Actually religious gurus or "God's men" of all religions are caught in these acts but Catholic priests have mastered this technique of minor boys/girls.... after Europe/West they are here. :tsk:

    Seems like these people just become priest for these acts in disguise.
     
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    Very well said. I second that.

    I think this is high time there should be some control on promotion rather ban on promotion for the conversion from one religion to other. Lot many illegal activities are going on on the name religious preaching by missionaries on the name of promoting conversions, they receive lots of money from vetican & allies. Some of the missionaries are working as political lobbyist & some were accused of even murders & money laundering [i.e. one case in Andhra] who knows what else these guys keep cooking. In CONgs govt. their activities have flourished like anything & it is believed they enjoy patronage from very high level politicians.
     
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    IMO there should be a proper inquiry by JPC about working style of these religious preachers & conversion promoters. Who give money to illiterates tribals & convert them.
     
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    The missionaries mission i.e. conversion is a different issue.
    I think these God men (of whatever religion) should be dealt with dispassionately. That is the only way to avoid getting into the reliigous soup.
    The moment the Govt.'s approach start addressing the religious angle, game is over.
    Some hue and cry would be raised and they won't be able to proceed further.

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    Priests should be allowed to marry so that their sexual needs are taken care of. Children become easy targets as they expect the child to not say a word or threaten them even. They cant have affairs with grown ups as they know an adult will tell all.
     
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    It appears to be different but it is not. I bet , if law takes its course they will start making hue & cry about harassment of minorities and CON politicians will join them. Even there can be pressure from overseas as well on the well being of missionaries in India & religious freedom blah blah............
     
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    Social and religious work can be done by staying married as well... supressing urge often leads to wrong direction and this is what is happening.
     
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    That is exactly why I said that while making a critical scrutiny of these jackals we shouldn't venture into the religious mode. He could've been a barber or shopkeeper from some other religion.
    As long as we're talking about rape I will not bring in the religion for the moment, unless the priest openly used a religious doctrine/influence to justify/enable the rape.
    Investigation and punishment have to happen. That is the prioirty in my eyes, rather than crossing swords with other religions.
    Once the priest gets convicted and jailed, we'll have a better position to point more fingers from. "See .. your man got convicted and jailed for such a disgusting crime. What is it that you're doing here?"
    If we bark on them rightaway this will become a noora kushti and nothing will come out. We'll see one more wolf walking free and hungry.

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    Agree but culprits are going to defend themselves with their religious shield only whatever way you go.

    On lighter note, IMO priest suppose to be celibates hence they do not need their tools except for laghushanka [ to piss]then just cut the crap & make the qualification only tool less shall be eligible to become priests. Na rahega baans na bajegi kabhi Bansuri....
     
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    I really hope they do so. If they play the religious card,it will seriously backfire in the court room.

    By the way I remember reading a news (from US/Europe) some time back where a priest was caught having sex with the nun in a Car.
    They were too loud and the Car started shaking in funny ways. :)
    Also a baba ji of some Hindu sampradaya was exposed to have had relations with many of his lady disciples.
     
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    Pope resigned because of direct involvement in suppression of this. There was a documentary released called mea culpa(or something on those lines) exactly 1 week before ratzinger resigned. The documentary directly incriminates ratzinger personally and papal office. Google it.


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    As a christian i feel very sad and shameful reading it , what a ghastly crime to do on a minor
     
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    Catholic priests (and nuns) are expected to be celibate - other Christian denominations allow their priests to get married. So yes, celibacy is a part of the problem and kids being vulnerable are open to sexual abuse unlike adults who can resist.
     
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    This is the modern world.

    Celibacy was fine in the olden days possibly.

    Biological needs make people do weird things.

    As Yusuf said that it is time to re-think if priest should be allowed to marry.

    In the Anglican Church, it is allowed.

    However, Pope Benedict, who will soon quit, has been a strong supporter of celibacy and it is said that he tweaked the cases of such wrongdoings when he was the in charge of papal justice before he became the Pope.

    I am sure time will play a role in changing the attitude of the Catholic church.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha.....

    Indian system perhaps is good that they allowed all their Saints and Rishies and even Gods to marry. Brahma Vishnu and Mahesh all have wives. Only Naga Sadhus do not marry as they accept "Vairagya".

     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Sikhism shows a modern way of doing Social work and religious duties being married.Sikh Gurus didn't advocate to stay single and celibate rather they asked to perform worldly duties for which we are born plus doing all social and religious work and connect to "God".

    Being celibate is also a way but it's not for all...specially who have made it as a coverup for their weired sexual needs.These gurus/priests are demonizing their seat by these henious acts. :tsk:
     
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    Many in all religions adopt the option to be a priest, apart from those with a genuine calling, for a variety of reason, including poverty.

    All said and done, priesthood has it prestige and not to forget perks.

    Those who join for other reasons than calling, and there are many, would adopt worldly ways on the quiet, to include the necessity of biological releases.

    It makes all types to make the world.

    Religion per se cannot be condemned!

    The deviate is to be condemned and ostracised!



    @rock,

    Catholicism is a very old religion.

    We cannot compare them with relatively modern religions.

    Each religion has its good points.

    Religion is always good. It is the practitioners and the priest who give it a good or bad name!
     
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