She was killed when some fifty people broke into her home last week and brutally attacked by the killers, who were around 20-25 in number and were carrying work tools like spades, scythes, axes, as well as weapons like choppers. They barged in her rented room around 10.45pm on Tuesday after her landlord denied her presence over there. Before that, they searched for her in all the nearby houses.
Sister John’s brother stated that she recently spoke of threats from a mining mafia. Though, regarding this, the mining officials didn’t respond.
The police initially believed that the killing could be the work of Maoist rebels as political pamphlets were found at the site, but they now believe it is possible the documents were left to mislead investigators.
Sister Valsa, originally from Kerala, was working with the Missionaries of Charity and had gone to Jharkhand to work with tribal people since 2001.
And by 2004,Shegot involved in the villager’s protest against ‘Panem’, a joint venture between Punjab State Electricity Board and a private firm, Eastern Mineral Trading Agency., about 400 km north-east of the state capital Ranchi, who were displacing the tribal people by mining around Pakur, about 400km (250 miles) north-east of the state capital Ranchi..
The Jharkhand state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.