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Mamata meets nun, faces protest

Kolkata, Mar 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited the nun in a hospital, who was gang raped last week, and said ‘strong actions’ will be taken against the culprits.

“We will take strong actions against the culprits. I believe the culprits should be hanged,” Banerjee said.

She said: “Two other Sisters have also been injured. I have met them. They are keeping better.”

Meanwhile, several protesters demonstrated before the CM’s convoy on the National Highway 34.

Several thousand protesters marched in the city on Monday in solidarity with the brutalised nun of a Ranaghat convent in West Bengal while police arrested altogether 10 persons in connection with the incident that sent shockwave across the country.

Organised by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, the rally was held at the city’s Allen Park to condemn the incident and express anguish of the people.

Besides members from most of the city parishes, a sizeable section of youngsters took part in the protest march.

Early Saturday. suspected robbers barged in at the missionary-run school Nadia’s Ranaghat, located over 75km from Kolkata, took away Rs. 12 lakh and other valuables and gangraped the 72-year-old Mother Superior of the convent.

Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh said with the detention of two persons on Monday, the number of those held in connection with the incident rose to 10.

The CCTV footage at the convent had shown visuals of four persons, who were allegedly involved in the crime. The SP had announced a reward of Rs one lakh to any individual providing credible information leading to the arrest of the accused.

Ghosh said seven to eight persons were involved in the crime and it is now being ascertained whether the detained resemble the persons seen in the CCTV footage.

Director General of Police G M P Reddy visited the convent during the day.

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