Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sister Abhaya Murder Case

This Month is the sixteenth Anniversary of the mysterious death of Sister Abhaya. She was found lifeless in the well of the Pius X Convent and the hostel. When the body was found, church authorities told the media that she had committed suicide. They revealed that she was preparing for her higher secondary examination and was undergoing treatment for mental illness. 

The case was `investigated' by the local police for 17 days. But due to efforts of Local Action Committee and intervention of human rights activist Joemon Puthenpurakkal government  handed over the investigation to the Crime Branch. In the course of the nine months probe under the crime branch, to the shock of all including the court, vital evidences and records related to the case simply disappeared or were purposefully destroyed. It was at this juncture, the CBI was forced to step in.

While the CBI investigation was in progress, the Superintendent of Crime Branch, K.T. Michael, who initially investigated and reported the death as "suicide", obtained written permission from the RDO (Rural Development Officer) to take possession of Abhaya's personal articles - her veil, chappels, personal diary and such other personal goods that are of high evidentiary value from the RDO court. The whereabouts of all those items which has been considered as critical evidences, are found missing now.

CBI started investigating under the direct supervision of its officer Varghese P. Thomas  a upright officer awarded with the prestigious President's National Medal. He brain-mapped fifteen suspects and when he was about to brain-map Fr. Kotoor, Its then he got orders from his S.P. Thiagarajan to stop investigations. Due to these pressures the Upright Officer decided to quit his job in 1994, when he had still 10 years service. Then Team after Team of CBI investigated the case with no result. Some even pleaded with the concerned court to allow to close the case. The present CBI team team probing the case is the fifth one.

Thirteen years into the case, he New Indian Express (legacy of Arun Shourie) brought startling revelations that Sr. Abhaya was not only killed but raped and killed! The chemical examination at the Government Forensic Lab pointed to Abhaya being raped before murder. But The high-ups had used their clout to Suppress and a false laboratory chemical examination report given to Police and CBI. In view of new Information, High Court ordered CBI to speed up investigations. In a twist to the case, the forensic professor of Kottayam Medical College informed CBI that the post-mortem report of Sr. Abhaya is missing from the bound book of 100 post-mortem reports—99 reports available and one torn off!

Strangely, Ravindran,  the scientific officer at the Chemical Examiners Laboratory, and his wife Ajitha Kumari, were killed in a Mysterious accident last month. It is widely believed that Ravindran was behind the recent revelation to the New Indian Express about the tampering of the chemical examination report of the vaginal swab and smear of Sister Abhaya.

Scuttling the Murder Investigation of Sister Abhaya is a perfect combination of money, social, political police and administrative power. Sister Abhaya has become synonymous with injustice. Will the murderers be brought to justice?

The Christian organisations who cave been proactive in Getting Saints should be take more interest in this case and make sure Justice is done

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting ....

Anonymous said...

Do you think this is politicians who did it? I guess killer is from church...otherwise this could have been easily caught...I am sure that church will not bend in front of politics. But politics will bend in the other way..No hard feelings..this is what everyone feels about this case...

Anonymous said...

It is clear that the first culprit is Father Thomas kottor of Kottayam . he should be arrested along with his sexual counterpart nuns and fathers. there is no politicians involved. CBI Narco analysis report celarly says this why he is not arrested yet??? in Sonia's play ground any thing can happen Even Rahul Gandhi raped one innocent girl in Amethi what happened to that??? You Christian moron do not escape with the support of Rome & other clergy techniques. The criminals should be punished.

jacob said...

well to the above anonymous who commented on bchristian morn.. hey buddy leave this religion apart and start to think as a human being..think about that poor lil lady who is no more and her family.. whoever did this has to face the ultimate court above ..with all respects to all religions.. and the fact lies that truth is never hidden it finds its own way out..

Anonymous said...

fucking politicians played an important role.the high court need to order an external agency to investigate this case.all are lyers in india.the police,politicians,the convent authority,the cbi,crimebranch... no one is useful.so an investigators like scottlandyard,or from America or Israel is needed.
sathyameva jayathe

Anonymous said...

i will remain anonymous as i know the killer. as you all suspect it is the father. i wont say how i know this as my life is in danger if i do so.

PKN said...

It was shocking to see the real face of CBI in India during Abhaya case. People started losing trust on CBI now. Most of the officials in this cases found corrupted by the high court itself. Whom should we believe now? Unfortunately GOD is invisible for us !

I agree to Jacob that blaming any religious doesn't make any sense in such cases. All Keralites and others who hard about Abhaya case are well known who are culprit. However our jurisdiction could not find it !! ..what a pathetic situation of India ... I feel here is nothing to boost for a common man in India ... Anyone can kill if they have money and politic power.

I doubt a terrorist born from such thought?

Anonymous said...

"truth is never hidden, it finds its own way out..". But in India it need to be changed like this. "truth is hidden, it won't finds its way out if culprit have money..". after 16 yrs, CBI confirmed that Father is the murderer but waiting for more evidence for the arrest to be made. What... more evidence they need??? Everyone knows and It clear that killer is from church and its Father. but no one is going to get arrested, nothing will happen and this case never solve if culprit have money..

Anonymous said...

Today former CBI DySP Verghese Thomas who came near the truth and arrest of Fr. Thomas Kottoor , Fr. Jose Puthrukka and Sister Stephi revealed that it was Narasimha Rao - the Brahmin Prime Minister of India who allowed Babri Masjid destruction - who pressurized him to make it a suicide.

During Sonia at least they are caught.
What, even 6 years of BJP rule could not catch him.

rajesh said...

WHAT HAPPENED IS THIS!!!!!!!!!1

Sister Abhaya, a resident of the convent, woke up at 4 am that fateful day. According to the CBI chargesheet, she went into the kitchen to drink water before attending the morning mass.

In the kitchen, the chargesheet alleges, she saw a priest and the nun, a senior staff member at the convent, in a compromising position. The chargesheet claims she also saw a second priest standing guard outside the kitchen.
When Sister Abhaya screamed in shock on witnessing the incident, the chargesheet alleges the first priest hit her with a blunt weapon

Anonymous said...

I too agree with Jacob, we have good and bad in all religions. In the West only people who believe in the religion stay in it, whereas in India, people stay in a religion whether they truly believe in it or not. I feel that people with low level of self control should not take on oaths of celibacy or poverty, it makes all the other sincere devotees look bad when incidents like these happen.

I hope that finally justice will catch up with the true culprits, it took such a long time. Cases handed over to the CBI do not seem to progress well, eg. ISRO spy case. If it was the proper Kerala police crime branch, maybe the culprits would have been sentenced 10 years ago. 60 years of independence and still the rich and powerful escape justice in India (eg. the son of the admiral who killed many with his BMW, Bal Thacheray, Navjot Singh Sidhu, etc etc)!

Nothing will bring back Sis. Abhaya, and it is her family that has to live with the pain.

Anonymous said...

The root cause is following:

1. Trusting the church beyond a limit by the gullible followers.

2. Obeying church orders on even personal matters like how to live and whom to vote for.

3. Vote bank politics by which crooks and criminals get hold of the power.

4. Unlimited flow of overseas money to the church in the name of charity and misused by the priests.

5.Polticians like KM Mani voted again and again for past decades just because he gives "favours" as return back thankfully to the church for having helped elected him. Almost all the forest land is with the church now, courtesy KM Mani and his type.

sakshi said...

What the problem here with the christian church is that,it has a vast majority of believers which believe that all its clergymen is never sin and that they are a bit above the layman or common man.And these clergymen try to utilize this belief to save them from the law and to cover up their sins.We should be clever to understand this.Still the top officials of the Kerala Catholic church stick on the allegations that 'some powers' and CBI are trying to sack the 'poor priests' a 'poor nun'!! As a catholic I am really ashamed to see and hear all these because THEY REALLY KNOW THESE CLERGYMEN R THE REAL CULPRITS'!!!Why do they try to cover up the TRUTH they preach and MISLEAD the PUBLIC? As the High court said In the GOD'S court they will be convicted...GOD Please do not forgive them since " They know what they are doing"...

Anonymous said...

If this case comes to an end with the real culprits(whoever it may be)punished appropriately, people who doubt about the existence of God can start to believe in God,undoubtedly.