Gynaecologist Dr Tessi Jose, paediatrician Dr Hyder Ali and hospital administrator Sr Ancy Mathew were taken into custody at 6.45 am and charged with covering up the facts related to the crime.

 

The arrested will be taken for a medical examination later today and are likely to be let out on bail.

 

The case, in which a priest is accused of sexually abusing and impregnating a minor girl, had created a massive uproar in Kerala. The victim gave birth to the baby boy in February at a private hospital in Kuthuparamba.

 

Four other co-accused, including a priest and two nuns, had surrendered before the police last week.

 

Two others - Sr Liz Maria and Sr Anitta - are still absconding.

 

Fr Robin Vadakkumcherry, who was the vicar of the local church in Kottiyoor and the prime accused in the case, was arrested on February 28.