November 18th, 2011
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Three detained in Kerala nun’s murder case

sister-valsaJharkhand: The police detailed three people in connection with the controversial killing of the Kerala nun Sister Valsha John.  “We have detained three persons on the suspicion of their complicity. We have sent a police team to search for another five persons,” IG, Police (Santhal Parganas) Arun Oraon. The inquiry team has confirmed the involvement of the mining mafia behind the killing of the nun. The investigation has been divided into 5 groups and valid proof was received against the mining mafia.

Oraon, however, said that the detainees’ names would not be disclosed unless they were arrested. The police, who filed an FIR against unknown persons, was inquiring into the killing of 52-year-old sister Valsa John at Pachwara village in Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Tuesday night.

A former MP had demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. A resident of Kerala’s Ernakulam district, she had been staying at Pachwara village for several years and spearheaded an anti-displacement movement against Panem Coal Mining Company in Pakur’s Amrapara block. she was killed in an encounter at Jharkhand. Valsa John (53) who hails from Eranakulam belongs to the Mother Theresa’s  Sisters of Charity congregation. She belongs to the Eranakulam Vazhakkala Malamel family.

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