Accused in nun rape case arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 21:08

Bhubaneswar: One of the accused in the
alleged rape of a Catholic nun in Orissa`s Kandhamal district
in August 28 has been arrested from K Nuagaon area, a senior
police officer said on Tuesday.

The accused, Gururam Patra, was arrested on Sunday,
Orissa police Crime Branch officer Dilip Mohanty said.

He was produced in court yesterday and remanded to
judicial custody.

Patra, a BJP functionary in K Nuagaon area, did his
schooling at the Bishop Tobar Hostel in Raikia in Kandhamal,
church sources said.

With this the total number of arrests in the case has
gone up to 19.

The 29-year-old nun was allegedly raped at K Nuagaon
under Baliguda police station area in Kandhamal during a bandh
on August 25, 2008, two days after the killing of VHP leader
Swami Laxamananda Saraswati.

Patra allegedly led the mob that destroyed churches
and Christian institutions including one where the victim
and a priest were staying on the day of the incident.
Three of the accused persons have been identified by
the nun in identification parades.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 21:08
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