Each accused discovered responsible after 28 years

Thiruvananthapuram: A CBI court docket right here on Tuesday discovered a catholic priest and a nun responsible in reference to the homicide of 21-year-old Sister Abhaya, whose physique was discovered within the effectively of a convent in Kottayam in 1992.

The decision on this regard was pronounced by CBI particular court docket choose J Sanal Kumar.


The quantum of sentence might be pronounced on Wednesday.

The court docket stated the homicide expenses in opposition to Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sephy responsible will stand. Each are in judicial custody.

One other accused within the case, Fr Poothrakayal was discharged earlier over lack of proof.

The judgement comes 28 years after the younger nun was discovered useless within the effectively of St Pius convent, the place she stayed.

Abhaya’s mother and father Thomas and Leelamma handed away few years in the past awaiting justice for his or her daughter.

First native police after which crime department investigated and concluded that it was a case of suicide.


The CBI took over the investigation of the case in 2008.

The trial within the case started on August 26 final yr and plenty of witnesses had turned hostile.

In response to prosecution, Abhaya was attacked with the deal with of an axe as a result of she was witness to some alleged immoral exercise involving the three accused.

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