KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the police to file a report on February 16 regarding the investigation conducted so far into the death of Sister Mary Ancy of the Holy Spirit Convent in Thiruvananthapuram.
The court criticised the police for not completing the probe into the case registered six months ago.
Justice P S Gopinathan passed the order while considering a petition filed by Mathai Philip, the father of the nun, seeking a CBI probe into the suspicious death of the nun. The body of the nun was found in the water tank of the convent where she was residing. Sr Ancy was a teacher at the Holy Cross Convent LPS, Poonkulam.
Appearing for the state, Additional Advocate-General P C Iype submitted that a special investigation team had already begun the probe.
The petitioner submitted that, when the body was taken out of the tank on August 17, the convent authorities did not inform him, but chose to alert a priest Fr Antony Rebello.
The police did not ensure the presence of the nun’s relatives at the time of preparing the inquest report. Hence, he suspected foul play in the investigation, he submitted.
The inquest report is so glaringly false that it does not mention a single external body injury whereas the post-mortem examination reveals certain injuries raising suspicion of a homicide. There would be a total miscarriage of justice if the investigation was conducted by the present investigation team, he submitted.