Kerala HC grants bail to priest and nun sentenced to life in Abhaya murder case

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Kochi, Jun 23 (PTI) The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to a Catholic priest and a nun convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 21-year old Sister Abhaya, whose body was found in the well of a convent in Kottayam in 1992.

A bench of Justices K Vinod Chandran and C Jayachandran suspended the execution of the sentences of Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sephy and granted them bail subject to each of them furnishing a bond of Rs 5 lakh.

The order came in an application seeking bail filed by them in their respective appeals challenging their conviction and life imprisonment by a special CBI court in the murder case.