Sister Alevtina, a nun of Florivsky Convent in Kiev, was found murdered in her apartment on July 29, Interfax was told at the Union of Christian Orthodox Brotherhoods of Ukraine.
"We know that she went to her city apartment to wash and change before undergoing a surgical operation [there is no hot water in the convent at present]. However, later her nephew found the nun's body with her hands tied and traces of torture," a spokesman said.
The late nun was 62 years old.
Interfax has not obtained any official information on the case from law enforcers in Kiev.
This is the second murder of a member of the clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in a few days.
On July 29 morning a 40-year old priest of the Church of St. Tatiana in Kiev, Father Roman Nikolayev, died of gunshot wounds to the head inflicted last week.
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