Murder in a Convent: When a Nun Witnessed the ‘Unholy’

Homicide in 1992, a verdict in 2020!

Sister Abhaya. photo by the author, captured from Bar and Bench

March 27, 1992, 4 AM: Sister Abhaya, a nun in St. Joseph’s Congregation for religious sisters under the Knanaya Catholic Archeparchy of Kottayam, Kerala(a south Indian state), had just woken up.

The 18-year-old Abhaya wanted to finish significant portions of her lessons early in the…



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Aravind Balakrishnan

Aravind Balakrishnan


Introvert or Shy? Not sure. Bibliophile or Cine-buff? Both. Nethead or Story-writer? Still dunno. All I know is I want to write to live and I live to write.