The priest has been given this rare death sentence under the POSCO act.


As per reports, the priest used to rape a minor girl repeatedly inside the church. A case was filed against the priest when the girl disclosed it to her mother in 2015. The court has also ordered that his sentences should run concurrently. He has also been slapped with a hefty fine of ₹2.5 lakhs. 


Fr Edwin Figarez's brother, who tried to help him escape after the sentence, has also been sentenced to one-year-imprisonment. 


Figarez surrendered before the officials earlier this year.