A nun was found dead at at Pathanapuram, Kerala on Sunday.
The body of nun was found inside the convent well, police said.
The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Susan Mathew.
She teaches at the St. Stephens School in Pathanapuram, about 80km from the state capital.
At around 9am, employees at the Mount Tabor Convent first found blood stains near the convent well and then saw the body floating inside the well, the police said.
Susan had been teaching at the school for the past 12 years and was a native of Kallada in Kollam.
Both the Convent and the school, is run by the Kottayam-headquartered Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church.
The reason of the death remains unknown.