Investigations into 62-year-old rector K J Thomas murder case seem to have hit a dead end. After groping in the dark for two months, Bangalore police have almost come to a conclusion that they cannot crack this high-profile case.
Thomas was murdered in St Peter’s Seminary in Malleswaram on April 1, 2013. The police investigating the case said it is a “murder-for-gain.” Initially, the police had suspected it to be an insider’s job and questioned many people.
“After a thorough probe we have now come to a conclusion that it could be a case of murder-for-gain. The assailants had planned it well in advance. We have not found any clues and this case is unlikely to be solved any time in the near future,” a senior Central Crime Branch officer told Express.
In last two months, the police had questioned over 80 people. To mislead the police, the assailants to have left some valuables at the spot, while taking away few objects. “During the investigation we learnt that no one knows what are the valuables in the seminary and the assailants made away with some objects, which may be more valuable than the ones left behind,” he said.
“All possible angles were investigated. We even suspected it to be a supari killing. But nothing concrete emerged on these lines,” the officer added.
Fr Ronnie Prabhu, spokesperson for Arch Bishop Barnard Morass told Express: “It took almost two months and we still have been waiting for the truth. But we are thoroughly disappointed that the police have not been successful in making a headway in this case.”
Five teams were formed to track the killers and Arch Bishop Barnard Morass had urged police to expedite the probe and even told the media that Vatican is closely monitoring the developments in the case.