Keralite nurse murdered by husband in USA insulted on social media; parents file complaint
Monippally: Parents of the Keralite nurse, who was murdered by her husband in South Florida, USA, filed a complaint with the Kuravilangad police stating that their daughter was being insulted in social media.
Monippally native Merin Joy (28) was stabbed to death by her husband Philip Mathew (34) on Tuesday. Merin’s father Joy filed a complaint with the Kuravilangad CI regarding Facebook and WhatsApp messages abusing and character assassinating Merin.
Joy stated that Philip Mathew aka Nevin, had earlier threatened to kill himself after murdering Merin and their children. Philip did not have a job in the USA and used to spend all of Merin’s earnings. Philip even had a casket ready.
The couple left Kerala after filing for a divorce. Even after returning to the USA, Merin had contacted Philip. He recently sent Merin her nude photos, which were taken when she was pregnant, Joy said.
Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan spoke to Joy and promised that all necessary steps will be taken to bring Merin’s body back to India. The Union Minister made the call when BJP district general secretary Lijinlal visited Merin's residence.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala extended his condolences to Merin’s family. Based on the Congress leader's instruction, DCC vice president Advocate Biju Punnath prepared the police complaint.