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Kerala nun`s murder: Kin blames mining mafia

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 21:00

Kochi: Kerala nun Valsa John, killed by unidentified assailants in Jharkhand, had told her family here that she faced death threats from mining mafia, one of
her brothers said on Wednesday.

52-year-old Valsa hailing from Vazhakala RPT Vazhakala at Kakkanad in Ernakulam District had told the family during her last visit in August about the death threats from the coal mining mafia against whom she had fought to protect the tribal community, her younger brother Baby told reporters here.

He said the family was shocked by the death Valsa had spoken to her elder sister here over phone last evening and discussed some problems faced by her.

Valsa, a member of the Sisters of Charity Jesus and Mary congregation since the last 24 years, was hacked to death by at Pachwara village in Pakur district last night.

Baby along with one of his sisters is leaving today for Jharkhand to attend her funeral which is expected to be held tomorrow, he said.


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First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 20:34

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