West Bengal’s gang-raped nun discharged from hospital

The 71-year-old nun who was raped by a gang of bandits inside a convent in West Bengal’s Nadia district was on Friday discharged from the hospital, an official said.

The sister superior of the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ranaghat was hospitalised on March 14 with serious injuries after she was brutalised by the gang, who also looted the convent.

“She has recovered both physically and mentally and she was discharged early today (Friday),” Ranaghat sub-divisional hospital superintendent A.N. Mondal said. The survivor was taken to an undisclosed location.

Meanwhile, police have initiated a case against angry people who had blocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy during her visit to Ranaghat on March 16.

“A case of rioting, unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions among other offences has been registered against some people who had blocked the chief minister’s convoy,” said a police officer.

Enraged over the police’s failure to arrests any of the culprits, hundreds of people, including school children, had blocked Banerjee’s convoy, demanding the arrest of the culprits and handing over the probe to the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation).

Stuck for over an hour, Banerjee had threatened to take action against the demonstrators and blamed the BJP and the CPI-M for trying to politicise the incident. Banerjee on March 18 entrusted the probe to the CBI but the central agency is yet to formally take over.(IANS)

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