Judith Winslow, 77, died of age-related illness and there was no illegality about her staying there, says rector.
Posted on June 27, 2016, 8:15 AM
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The death of a 77-year-old U.S. citizen in central Indian Madhya Pradesh state has prompted the police to initiate an investigation into her stay in a Catholic school after right-wing Hindu activists alleged she was in the country illegally.
Church leaders in Madhya Pradesh said Judith Jean Winslow died because of an age-related illness and there was no illegality related to her staying at the Don Bosco Academy in Alirajpur, a tribal-dominated town in the state.
The police investigation follows a complaint from a leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, considered the political arm of Hindu groups that works to make India a Hindu-only nation.