Kottayam: The police on Saturday claimed to have received vital clues on the murder of Sister Amala, 69, who was found in a pool of blood at the Lisieux convent in Pala on Thursday.
The murder was committed by someone familiar with the surroundings of the convent, said South Zone ADGP K. Padmakumar who visited the convent.
Mr Padmakumar, who reviewed the progress of the investigation, told reporters that the probe focussed on the unusual happenings that occurred in the convent previously.
A few days ago, a 72-year-old sister had been attacked in the convent. Kottayam district police chief Satheesh Bino, who is supervising the investigations, said eight police teams were in charge of the case. They were examining the finger prints found on the walls and doors of the convent.
Among them, 13 finger prints are faint and one is clear. The police may get a clue from these finger prints, Mr Satheesh added.
The funeral of the deceased nun was held at the St Jude Church, Keezhathadiyoor, on Saturday morning. The functions began at the chapel of the Carmel medical centre at 9 a.m.
Thamarasseri Bishop Mar Remijiose Injananiyil solemnized the holy mass at 10 a.m.
Pala bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangattu, auxiliary bishop Mar Jacob Murikkan, Mr Anto Antony MP, Mr P.C. George MLA and Mr P.C. Thomas among others paid their last respects when the body was placed at the chapel....