A nun who was caught on a cellphone video clip having sex in a hospital room in Kochi has been stripped of her nunhood and sent back home.
The incident that happened at the hospital run by the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC) at Aluva has left the clergy stunned.
The 37-year-old nun hailing from Alappuzha had attained nunhood 20 years ago and was employed as a receptionist of the hospital, according to a senior hospital official. “Some of our well-wishers rang us up and said they had come across a familiar face in a video that was being circulated,’’ she said when contacted over phone.
The church authorities inspected the clip and found that there was substance in the allegation. When the nun was shown the video she admitted that the woman in the film was indeed her. The nun was having an affair with the hospital driver.
“She also revealed that they had sex in a room in the hospital, but that she had no idea that the encounter was being filmed,’’ the source said.
However, there are also indications that the video may have been taken by a third person. The nun was repentant and agreed to renounce nunhood.
“I can only say that she is no more with us and is back home,’’ the source said. She also said that the driver was well-behaved and had taken up the employment only about four months ago.