Church college reinstates lecturer whose hand was chopped off

March 25, 2014 by  
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T J JosephKochi, March 24, 2014: The Newman College in Thodupuzha, run by Kothamangalam diocese in Kerala, has decided to reinstate lecturer T J Joseph on humanitarian grounds before the date of his retirement on March 31.

The move comes after his distressed wife committed suicide after the college reportedly informed Joseph that it will not reinstate him. If the fails to reinstate Joseph, he will miss much of his retirement benefits.

Joseph was dismissed from the college after his hand was chopped off by Muslim extremists in July 2010.

Without a job, Joseph’s family was pushed into dire financial straits and unable to take it any longer his wife Salomi committed suicide on Wednesday.

The order to reinstate Joseph, issued within three days of her death, states that it will be “subject to the approval of the Government and MG University”.

Joseph said he was sad that his wife wasn’t there to share this happy development with him.

– toi

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