ABHAYA TO AMALA
Two identical cases of untimely deaths, during a spell of 23 years or so. The first was in a convent at Kottayam and now at Pala. Identical situations in both, except the places of occurrence, falling in the same district!
The case of murder of Abhaya is still on the “anvil” and the officials are still “struggling” to come out with a firm decision! The criminals are still moving in the crowd! While the victim in the first murder was a young lady, this time it is a grown up lady 69 yrs old! On a detailed thinking on the two death cases, one can form an opinion in the “unsafe” conditions prevailing in such “enclosures” under the charge of Christian Institutions. Are these suspected life risks, culminating in deaths, because of the peculiar state of these “unmarried ladies” having untold miseries in their daily life in the convent?
Whatever investigations we do, unless there is a machinery to hasten the fact finding process, this death case also will linger on for another spell of 20 years or more! The reasons may be, over powering of the inmates by external forces or by the lack of internal security? All these factors of relevance in these suspected murder cases must be investigated into thread bare details to arrive at the exact reasons for such untimely deaths.
A divine approach on the part of the catholic church leaders only will eliminate such sorrowful living conditions leading to untimely death of the inmates of these convents.
Abraham Mangalath Philip