A 19-year-old girl from Kerala was reportedly shot dead in Montgomery, the capital of Alabama in the United States. The victim, Mariam Susan Mathew, was sleeping at her house when bullets from the floor above her apartment pierced through the ceiling and killed her.
The police of Montgomery is investigating. Fr Johnson Pappachan, of Malankara Orthodox Church Diocese of South-West America, said Mariam Susan Mathew was killed by the bullets shot from the gun of a man on the upper floor of the house. She was declared dead at the crime scene.
The father of Mariam Susan Mathew is Boben Mathew, he is a native in Niranam in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district. Steps are being taken to take the body to Kerala after completing legal formalities.
This is the second shooting of an Indian that took place in 7 days in Montgomery. A few days ago, a man was shot dead on Thanksgiving Thursday.
Another Keralite was shot dead by a robber in Dallas. Sajan Mathews (56) alias Saji was running a beauty supply store in Dallas and was shot when a robber barged into his shop and fired at Saji. Mathews, a native of Kozhencherry, migrated to the US from Kuwait in 2005. He was a member of the Dallas Sehion Mar Thoma church.