By Express News Service - BANGALORE
13th April 2013 11:05 AM
The Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations has “strongly and forcefully” demanded an investigation into Father K J Thomas’ murder by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as the murder involves “inter-state ramifications.”
In an official statement, the Federation has expressed shock over the killing of “a mild, soft-spoken and harmless elderly priest.” It also finds the involvement of language groups or thieves suspicious, as suggested by initial investigations and newspaper reports.
GCIC is shocked and deeply saddened by the brutal murder of Very Rev. Fr. K.J. Thomas, Rector of St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore in the early hours of 1st April.
The attackers killed Fr. K.J. Thomas hitting him in the face and head with a brick. Motive and identity of the killers still unknown.
Bangalore, Apr 1: In a mysterious incident, the priest of a seminary in the city was found murdered in the premises of the seminary on Monday April 1 morning.
The body of Fr K J Thomas (65) was found lying in the St Peter's Pontifical Seminary premises in the morning.
It is suspected that he was killed at night and his body was shifted to a room by the culprits. Sources said that the murderers took advantage of the heavy rains that lashed Bangalore at night. Due to the rains, the security men were inside their quarters, which made it easier for the culprits.