Priest found dead in Kerala, suicide suspected 

Published on: 4:07 pm, April 18, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com

Kodungallur: A Catholic priest was found hanging in the presbytery in Kerala southern India.

Father Thomas Padassery was found dead by a person working in the Mount Carmel Church of Kara parish under Kottapuram diocese

Police have described it as a suicide case after preliminary investigation, dailyindianherald.com, a Malayalam website, reported.

Local people have flocked to the parish compound hearing the news, latest reports say.

Padassery, 67, is the second Indian Catholic priest found dead in mysterious circumstances within a week.

On April 13, Fr Rajakannu, pastor of Mysore diocese’s P G Palaya parish, was found hanging from a fan in his room. The priest had celebrated his 56th birthday four days earlier.

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