Catholic nun found murdered in a convent in Kerala
Pala (Kerala): A
Catholic nun was found dead in her convent in Pala on Thursday morning and the
post-mortem report confirmed that she was murdered. Sister Amala was hit on her
head with a metal object which led to her death, the report stated.
The 69-year-old nun was
found dead with injury marks on her forehead in her room in Lisieux Carmelite
Convent, Pala Thursday morning. The nun had been suffering from fever for the
past few days. Though she was not attending Holy Mass on those days, she would
make it in time to receive the Eucharist.
However, she did not
attend the Holy Mass on Thursday morning and the people at the convent went in
search of her. The doors of her room were not locked from inside and they found
Amala, who had sustained a deep injury on her forehead, lying in a pool of
blood, police said.
Reports said that Amala
suffered more than one injury on her head. A deep wound behind her head resulted
in her death, investigators inferred.
According to sources,
Kerala Police have found evidence of attempted robbery, and suspect that the
nun could have been killed during the theft bid. However, they are probing all
the angles that could have led to Sister Amala’s death. The police also got
information that Rs 500 was missing from another room in the convent.
Kottayam SP Sateesh
Bino and other officials visited the place and a team of dog squad and forensic
experts were called in to collect evidence. Forensic team spotted a suspicious
fingerprint on a door at the back of the convent, sources added.
Ernakulam range IG MR
Ajith Kumar, who visited the spot, also said that he suspects it to be a
murder. Meanwhile, Pala Diocese refrained from making any comments as the
police probe was on. Sister Amala’s funeral will take place on Saturday. (With inputs