Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2011
Kerala Women's Commission chairperson Justice D Sreedevi will visit tomorrow the convent at Poonkulam, near Kovalalam, here where a nun was found dead in a water tank recently.
Ms Justice Sreedevi and a panel of investigating officers, led by Commission Director N Ramachandran, will visit the convent to gather details.
Yesterday, the Commission had ordered an inquiry into the unnatural death of 48-year-old Sister Mary Ancy on Wednesday last, following a complaint from Mr Jomon Puthenpurackal, a social worker from Kottayam.
"Initially the family of the nun did not file any case in this regard, which was also doubtful. Now, they have come forward to file a case," Mr Puthenpurackal said.
The nun, who hailed from Kottayam, was a teacher at the Holy Cross Lower Primary School and was an inmate of the convent near the school for the last 21 years.
The nun went missing from her room where she had gone to sleep on Tuesday night after prayers. The body was found in the morning by other inmates.
The slab of the covered water tank was found displaced and this fuelled speculation of a murder, reminding people of Sister Abhaya who was found dead in her convent at Kottayam in 1992.
However, the autopsy report ruled out any foul play and said the victim was conscious at the time of drowning. It did not find any mark of injury on her body.
It was learnt Sister Mary Ancy was depressed after she developed some skin disease and had not been sleeping properly for the past few weeks due to the ailment.