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Investigate murder of nun in Jharkhand: Amnesty

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 12:58

London: Indian authorities must ensure a thorough investigation into the recent killing of a nun who had worked for the rights of ‘adivasi’ indigenous communities in
Jharkahnd, Amnesty International said on Friday.

Valsa John, 52, is the fourth social activist to have been killed in unexplained circumstances in India this year, the global human rights body said.

She was axed to death in her home in the eastern state of Jharkhand on the night of 15 November.

"Valsa John appears to have been murdered in connection with her human rights work," said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International`s Asia-Pacific director.

First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 12:58

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