Kottayam: Adding more mystery to the death of Sister Amala, the police on Friday said that another nun at the Lisieux Carmel Convent came under a similar attack two days before Sister Amala was attacked.
The 72-yeal old nun had suffered head injuries in the attack.
The police got to know about this when they questioned the nun after noticing blood stains on her pillow while inspecting the inmates’ rooms in the convent. The nun could not give proper answer because of bad memory.
The police suspect the attacks might have been carried out by the same person.
Meanwhile, a person surrendered at the Mahi police station claiming he killed Sister Amala. The police, however, said he is mentally ill.
Sister Amala was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Lisieux Carmel Convent in Pala near here Thursday morning.
Fellow nuns who had gone to her room after she missed the morning mass at the chapel found the 69-year-old nun dead in a pool of blood.
A deep injury with a sharp edged weapon on her back and minor wounds were found on her forehead.
Suspecting that it is a case of "unnatural death" police immediately constituted a team of officials headed by Pala DySP Suneesh Babu to probe the case.
Kottayam district police chief Satheesh Bino, who visited the convent after hearing about the incident, said the nun died as she sustained a deep injury with a sharp edged weapon on the back of her head and minor wounds on forehead.
Police suspect the incident occurred past midnight.