A Roman Catholic bishop was arrested on Friday in Kerala, India, following accusations that he repeatedly raped a nun for over two years.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal had been summoned by police on September 19, and after three days of interrogation over the accusations, he was officially arrested.
The Kerala diocese has denied the accusations and argued that there is "anti-Christian" sentiment involved in Mulakkal's arrest, however, which has prompted unrest and protest from those supporting the nun.
"It is a fake allegation. We are all with the bishop," the Rev. Peter Kavumpuram, a spokesman for the diocese, told CNN.
"There is an anti-Christian movement; people are trying to manipulate the truth," he added.