Pathanamthitta | February 25, 2006 10:38:43 PM IST
A nun was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a well adjacent to the Bethany Monastery at Perunad near Ranny today, police said.
The deceased was identified as Sister Ancy Varghese (28), a teacher in St. Mary’s School, Perunad, they said.The body was first spotted by the Head-Mistress of the school Sister Merina at 0700 hrs when she came to the well to fetch water.
Fire service personnel from Ranni fished out the body. Thiruvalla Deputy SP Pheelipose Abraham and Vadasserikkara CI Abdul Raswi carried out the inquest and sent the body to Kottyam Medical College Hospital for Post-mortem examination. Sister Ancy, daughter of Ellukalayil Varghese of Kooroppada Pampady was an inmate of the convent for the past five years.
Convent authorities said that the deceased was admitted to Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital following a fall from the building last year and she did not stir out of the convent since. They also said that she failed to attend the early morning prayer