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India honors slain nun; 7 arrested in case

Catholic World News - November 21, 2011

Police in India’s Jharkhand state have arrested 7 people in connection with the brutal murder of Sister Valsa John, while hundreds joined in memorial services for a bold nun who had defended the poor against exploitation.

Police suggested that some residents in the villages where Sister John had worked may have turned against her. Authorities were also investigating the rape of a young woman who had worked closely with the slain nun; there was some suspicion that Sister John’s insistence on filing a criminal charge after the rape had infuriated her adversaries.

Meanwhile Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs joined hundreds of Christians in a memorial service for the slain nun on November 21.

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