A 25-year-old nun was found dead in the well near St. Charles Arts and Science College campus on February 17 in Tamil Nadu, south India.
Sister Kausalya Rajendren was a member of the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo. She belongs to the Eastern Province of the congregation in Eraiyur, Ulundurpet taluk, Kallakurichi District in Tamil Nadu, south India.
She was born in a village called Kottupakkam near Chetpet in the diocese of Vellore.
According to church sources, the nun went on missing in the afternoon of February 16 and her body was found in the well.
Sister Kausalya visited a four-year-old boy named Roshan and they did not find her afterward. When her convent members searched for her, they saw her sandals (chapels) floating in the well.
Local villagers tried to bring the body out. When their attempt was failed, they reported it to Elavanasur Kottai police station near Ulundurpet.
The fire service personnel called into rescue and found the body on February 17 at 6.30 in the morning (local time).
Later, the body was taken to the Kallakurichi Government Hospital for the postmortem followed by the funeral Mass in Rani Pettai, Vellore diocese.
Catholics from Eraiyur village paid their respect to Sister Kausalya.
As of now, the reason for her death is unknown. The police are investigating and are yet to ascertain if it was murder or suicide.
After her first vows, Sister Kausalya was sent to St. Charles Arts and Science College to do a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
She is the second daughter of three girls in the family.
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