KOLLAM: The postmortem of Sister Jose Maria, 81, suspected to have killed by Satheesh Babu, a psychopath, was conducted at the Cathedral Church cemetery, Pala on Friday.
According to police officials, they received sufficient evidences to substantiate the murder case registered against Satheesh.
The postmortem was conducted by police surgeon Dr V Rajeev of Government Medical college, Kottayam.Highly placed sources said it was found out in the postmortem analysis that the death of Jose Maria occured due to an injury suffered on the back of her head from a blunt object.
The inquest of around 75 per cent decayed body was done in an hour and the postmortem procedure was competed by 2.30 pm. Jose Maria’s body was exhumed by 12 pm in the presence of C K Prakash, Revenue Divisional officer (RDO), Pala, S Satheesh Bino, Kottayam SP and other police officials.
Meanwhile, the precise nature of injury would only be confirmed in the postmortem report, which is to be submitted to Pala RDO. With this, the investigation team has completed the scientific evidence collection in this case. Recovering the weapon used to commit the murder is the next stop for police.
Jose Maria, of SH Convent, Chettuthodu, was found seriously injured in her convent room on April 17 at around 2 am and died on her way to the hospital. Assuming it as an accidental death owing to a fall, convent authorities had cremated the body without informing the police.
Later when Satheesh was arrested in connection with the murder of Sister Amala of Lisieux convent, Pala, the convent authorities passed information to the police and they registered a fresh case in the incident against him. Police added that there have been many similarities in both the murders, including nature of injury and the object used.
Meanwhile, police also charged nine more theft and assault cases against Satheesh, including the theft of `1.2 lakh from a convent in Theekkoy. With this the overall count of the case against him rose to 21, including 14 theft cases and five assault and two murder cases.