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I do not think this attack on nuns is robbery related.


Two nuns brutally attacked

Charles Ramendran and Karen Arukesamy

SEREMBAN: Two nuns were brutally slashed and left seriously wounded by unknown assailants in the compound of the Church of the Visitation on Jalan Yam Tuan here today in what is believed to be a robbery attempt.

SisterJuliana Lim, who is in her 60’s, and a fellow nun known only as Sr Mary Rose in her late 70’s were found unconscious and bleeding profusely from their heads by a caretaker of the Catholic church at about 9am before being rushed to the Seremban Hospital for treatment.

Seremban police chief ACP Zainal Abu said both nuns suffered serious head injuries and one of them was in critical condition while the other was in a semi-conscious state and was traumatised by the attack.

He said as such police investigators are unable to interview them to seek clues to the case.

“We do not know the motive of the attack as there are no witnesses to the case. We are also unaware if the nuns lost any of their valuables but we are checking. If there are any witnesses, they should come forward and assist us in our probe.” he said.

Though the motive is yet to be ascertained, sources said it was highly likely to be a robbery case.

Meanwhile, a posting on the church’s Facebook page called for the people to pray for speedy recovery of Sister Juliana, from the Infant Jesus Convent, who was “hurt in a robbery” and is “quite critical” and is on a ventilator.

It also stated that both the nuns were attacked and seriously injured in the church grounds around 6am before the morning Mass.

Several parishioners told theSun that incidents of such attacks and robberies happen quite often in the area.

“We have seen people falling victim to snatch thieves and robbers even on Sundays after the morning Mass.

“This is not something new. Most of us don’t feel safe when we are alone in the church compound,” said a parishioner who declined to be named.

Church officials were not available for comment at press time.

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