giovedì 23 giugno 2022

India
Sister Abhaya murder case: Kerala High Court grants bail to convicted priest, nun

(Shaju Philip, The Indian Express) A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to Catholic priest Thomas Kottoor and nun Sephy, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment after a CBI court found them guilty of murdering Sister Abhaya, 19, whose body was found inside a well at a convent in Kottayam on March 27, 1992. The high court acted upon the petitions of the convicted, seeking suspension of their life term. The petition was allowed by the bench of Justices Vinod Chandran and C Jayachandran. It was in December 2020 that a CBI court in Thiruvananthapuram had convicted the duo for life term after a prolonged legal battle.  (...)