By Matters India Reporter
New Delhi, Feb. 27, 2019: The body of a Catholic priest was found on a railway track on February 27 in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
Father Jebin Maruthoor, a priest of Adilabad Syro-Malabar diocese, was going to Mumbai.
According to the diocesan sources, the 33-year-old priest had boarded a 3rd Ac coach in the Anandvan Express at 8:45 pm on February 26 from Mancherial railway station.
The police found his body on the railway track near Babupeth railway station in Maharashtra state, some 140 km north of Mancherial. The police then informed the diocesan authorities.
The diocesan officials said the cause of the death has not been confirmed. “We get the information after autopsy and investigation.”
Meanwhile, the postmortem of Father Maruthoor’s body took place in Chandrapur, just 5 km north of Babupeth.
After post mortem the body would be taken to the Adilabad diocesan headquarters in Mancherial, a town in Telangana state.
Father Maruthoor was a native of Udayagiri parish of Idukki diocese in Kerala. He was the principal of School of Excellence in Adilabad diocese.
His body would be brought to St Mary’s Church Udayagiri on February 28. He leaves behind his parents – Joseph and Jessy — and two brothers — Jobin and Jibin.
Further details are awaited.