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Bengal rights panel seeks report on nun's gang rape

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, March 17: Taking cognizance of the gang rape of a septuagerian nun in dia district, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Crimil Investigation Department (CID), an official said on Tuesday. In an incident that has caused revulsion in the state and beyond, the nun was brutalised by a gang of bandits inside the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Raghat, some 80 km from Kolkata on Saturday. “The commission has taken cognizance and directed the Additiol Director General (Crimil Investigation Department) Rajeev Kumar and dia Superintendent of Police Arb Ghosh to submit a report at the earliest,” a commission official told IANS. “After studying the report, the commission will make its recommendations,” added the official. Prime Minister rendra Modi, too, has expressed concern over the Raghat gang rape as well as the vandalisation of a church in Harya, and sought a report on these incidents.

“PMO has asked for immediate report on facts and action taken regarding the incidents in Harya and West Bengal,” the PMO tweeted on Tuesday. While the police have detained 10 people, their failure to arrests the culprits yet has created a furore among Raghat locals, who on Monday blocked the convoy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She had gone there to meet the survivor, now admitted to a hospital. The demonstrators demanded a CBI probe into the matter, drawing angry reactions from Banerjee. She blamed the opposition, including the BJP, for politicising the incident. The 71-year-old nun continues to be physically and mentally stable, an attending doctor said on Tuesday. “Her condition, both physically and mentally, is stable now. She is responding to treatment,” Payal Mullick Laha, additiol superintendent of the Raghat sub-divisiol hospital, said. (IANS)

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