System of a well-known Catholic priest of a Kottayam church, who went lacking since Sunday, was recovered from the church nicely on Monday early morning.
Fifty-7-yr-old Thomas Ettuparayil experienced returned from the US very last year and taken charge as the vicar of the St Thomas Church, Punnathura close to Kottayam .
Nervous parish associates had complained to the police about the lacking priest, pursuing which a lookup was introduced, but they had been unable to track down him instantly.
“It was yesterday morning when a number of parishioners who went to meet up with him found out that he was not in his room. When they opened his area, they observed that he was not there.
“His cell was in the room and we found out that the CCTV was also switched off. We arrived to know that he had an appointment with the diocesan bishop on Sunday as he was trying to find a transfer. When we checked up with the dioceses, it was found that he had not appeared for the assembly,” said a area parishioner.
The police also found that the CCTV was switched off. The research functions that resumed on Monday morning located the body of Thomas in the well of the church. In accordance to the police a plastic rope also was recovered in the vicinity of the human body. A probe is underway.
The priest was preferred between the parishioners and an incident happened in the church when some documents were burned and he was deeply impacted.