Seven people from Pachwara and Aloopara villages were arrested in connection to the brutal murder of Sister Valsa John in Jharkhand. The police said that the Maoist along with the villagers hacked the nun on the night of November 15.

The Inspector General Arun Oraon said that the 52-year-old nun, who was fighting for the rights of the miners in coal rich region for over two decades, was hacked to death by 45 people, out of whom 30 were Maoist. He added that the Maoist group, MCC, helped the villagers in killing the nun.   

Police said that the Maoist must have decided to kill the nun, as they see as a stumbling block in their operation in the region. The police also said that the people, who were accused of raping her associate in the past, hatched a conspiracy with the villagers to kill her, as she was fighting for justice by filing a first information report (FIR) against the rapists.

The family of the nun claimed that she was killed for her campaign against the Panam Coal Company. They alleged that the mining mafias in the region had served her death threats.