69-year-old nun’s murderer admits killing another: Police

Kottayam (Kerala) Sep 29 (IANS) A day after Kerala Police revealed that a man arrested from Haridwar for killing and 69-year-old nun at her convent near here had a fetish for nuns, he told the police he had killed another nun in April.

Satish Babu, 38, was arrested from Haridwar last week.

“Our probe and questioning have now revealed and he has admitted to have killed another nun at a convent in the same district in April this year. We have registered a separate case,” a police official probing the present murder told reporters here on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, police had brought Babu to the convent where he had killed Sister Amala, 69, using a wooden club on September 17.

Following the latest revelation that Babu had hit 83-year-old Sister Jose Maria at her convent room at Erattupettah near here in April, the police would now exhume the body that was interned at her parish.

It may be noted that Sister Maria had been found in an an unconscious state in April. She was moved to a hospital, where she passed away after a few days. It was viewd to be natural death.

Police have gone on record after their detailed questioning that Babu had a peculiar fetish for nuns and he derived some sort of sadistic pleasure while attacking elderly nuns.

He has also confessed of conducting thefts in a few convents in Kottayam district.

Babu was arrested in Haridwar last Thursday by local police after the Kerala Police traced a phone call made by the accused to his brother in Kasargode town and was brought to Kerala, Sunday.

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