Archbishop unhappy over the pace of nun gang-rape probe

With the persons involved in the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun at the convent school in Nadia district still at large, the Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza on Monday expressed his unhappiness over the ongoing probe into the incident.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 16, 2015, 23:55 PM IST

Kolkata: With the persons involved in the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun at the convent school in Nadia district still at large, the Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza on Monday expressed his unhappiness over the ongoing probe into the incident.

The Archbishop, who participated in a rally in the city from Allen Park in Park Street to show their solidarity and sympathy to the victim said, "The detention of the eight persons was a very bright start. But we are not happy yet because not much headway has been made in this regard."

"It's good to see that they are working, but 48 hours have passed, so where is the arrest?" the Archbishop wondered.

Thousands of residents from the city also participated in the rally organised by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta.

Reiterating the Bishop's words, Right Reverend Ashoke Biswas, the bishop of Calcutta Diocese, said, "It's a shameful thing for us... For the Bengali society. It's good that they (the administration, police) are working. We are thankful to them."

Students of several schools in Nadia district too took out rallies demanding a fast investigation of the incident.