Police find ‘vital leads’ in Kerala nun’s murder

Kottayam (Kerala) Sep 19 (IANS) Two days after a Kerala nun was found lying in a pool of blood in her room on Thursday, police claimed to have unearthed vital leads about her murder.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the convent where Sister Amala was murdered,
Additional Director General of Police K.Padmakumar, following a meeting of the probe team, said they have made a breakthrough in the case.

“We have managed to go forward and since it would hamper further probe we are unable to reveal more on the vital leads that we have gathered,” said Padmakumar.

Police claim they have been able to identify that this has been done by someone who had the knowledge of the convent.

Meanwhile, Sister Amala’s last rites were conducted near here by the church authorities led by bishops, priests, nuns and attended by the civil society besides leading politicians on Saturday morning.

Sister Amala, a retired nurse, was suffering from fever and was confined to her room. On Thursday morning, she was found lying in a pool of blood.

The post-mortem revealed that she was hit with a strong object on her head that led to her death.

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