Nun’s body found in well
Published Date: July 27, 2010
The body of a 24-year-old Catholic nun was found in the well of her convent in a village in Goa on July 26, police said.
Handmaids of Christ Sister Dipti Brahmane is believed to have committed suicide by jumping into the well.
The nun comes from Nasik in neighboring Maharashtra state and was under medication for depression, reports said. She was on a replacement duty at the St. Teresa Convent in Raia village, south of the state capital Panaji.
The nun was missing during lunch time and a search around the premises discovered her slippers were floating in the well.
Personnel from the fire services took her body out of the well.
She had taken classes up to July 26 and had spoken to her parents the previous night.
A police officer said they do not suspect “any foul play” and are investigating if it is an accident or suicide. A case of unnatural death has been registered.
Goa archdiocesan spokesperson Father Francis Caldeira refused to comment on the incident.
“I don’t know anything,” he said.