Kerala priest, nun convicted in 1992 Sister Abhaya murder case

Kerala priest, nun convicted in 1992 Sister Abhaya murder case

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram pronounced a catholic priest and a nun guilty of the murder of Sister Abhaya on weekday nearly 3 decades once she was found dead within a convent. the decision against Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sefi was pronounced by CBI special court decide J Sanal Kumar, WHO aforesaid that Sister Abhaya’s death was a case of ‘clear murder’.

Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sefi WHO ar being control guilty for the murder stone-broke down within the court once the decision. The quantum of the sentence is pronounced on Wednesday.

Sister Abhaya’s brother Biju Thomas expressed relief and happiness once the decision against Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sefi. Activist Jomon Puthanpurakkal, WHO single-handed fought for guaranteeing justice to Sister Abhaya and her family, additionally aforesaid he was proud of his efforts. “My twenty-eight years work turned fruitful,” Puthanpurakkal aforesaid.

The main witness within the case, Raju, WHO was an unimportant outlaw, additionally expressed his happiness upon hearing the decision. Police official Verghese P Thomas, WHO investigated the case, aforesaid he was proud of the decision. Legal specialists have additionally referred to as the decision historic.

The body of Sister Abhaya, a category twelve student, was found within the well of the Pious X Convent in Kottayam on March twenty-seven, 1992. The native police once last the initial investigation aforesaid that the nun had died by suicide, triggering protests. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the case in 1993 and over a decade later in its report named and inactive 2 Catholic monks, Father Thomas Kottoor and Father Jose Poothrukayil, and a nun, Sister Sefi. They were charged with the nun’s murder, destruction of proof, and criminal conspiracy.

CBI in its charge-sheet had mentioned that it had been attainable that Sister Abhaya had witnessed “some sexual activity” involving Father Kottoor and Father Poothrukayil. The central agency aforesaid that Sister Abhaya may need been killed as a result of the monks feared she would disclose what she had seen.

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