Thiruvananthapuram —After 28 years, a catholic priest and a nun were sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court here today for the murder of sister Abhaya.
Sister Abhaya, who was 19 years old in 1992, was brutally murdered and her body was thrown into a well of a convent in Kottyayam to destroy the evidence the evidence.
The court also imposed a fine Rs. 5 lakh on each of the two.
The duo have also been sentenced to seven years in jail for destroying the evidence.
The convicts are63-year-old Father Thomas Kottoor and 57-year-old Sitster Sephy.
According to details of the case, Sister Abhaya was murdered after she saw the priest and the nun in a compromising position inside the kitchen of the Pius X Convent hostel.
As the two feared that Sister Abhaya might expose them, Kottoor strangulated her and the nun hit on her head with an axe.
The duo were arrested by the CBI in November 2008, more than 16 years after the murder of Sister Abhaya.