Thursday, September 24, 2015

Accused in Sister Amala murder case held in Haridwar

KOTTAYAM: The accused involved in the murder of Sr Amala of Lisieux Carmelite Convent in Pala, has been arrested in Haridwar. Sathish Babu alias Sathish Nair (39) of Kasargod was arrested last night from the Ayappa Swamy Temple in Haridwar where he was hiding.

However, the investigating team has not confirmed his custody officially. Sathish, who reached Haridwar after the murder told the temple authorities that he was a sanyasin. He told them that he lost his purse while having bath in the Ganga and sought their help.

Though strangers are not allowed to enter the ashram, he somehow got in after meeting some Keralites there. He tried to escape from there after police released the image of his picture. When the ashram refused to give him money, he went to a nearby hotel and sent an SMS to his relative. The police who was observing his relative’s phone immediately informed the SP of Haridwar. Following that, the Haridwar police arrested Sathish Babu. The investigating team will soon reach Haridwar and take him into custody and then will produce him in the court.

Sister Amala was found dead in a pool of blood in her convent room on September 17.

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