The body of a nun (54) was found inside a well at a convent in Kerala, police said on Sunday.

The body was identified as that of 54-year-old Susan, a nun who teaches at the St. Stephens School in Pathanapuram, about 80 kms from the state capital.

An investigation has been launched in the case.

At around 9 a.m., workers at the Mount Tabor Convent first found blood stains near the well and then saw the body floating inside the well, the police said.

According to media reports, the nun had not been feeling well in the morning and she didn’t want to attend the prayers at 8 am.

Susan had been teaching at the school for the past 12 years.

Both the school and the Convent are run by the Kottayam-headquartered Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church.

The cause of the death remains unknown.

Congress leader Bindu Krishna termed the death shocking.

“Blood stains were found inside her room and her hair was also found cut, according to reports,” she claimed.

An impartial probe is essential, she said.

(With agency inputs)