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West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested

A day after making their first arrest, the West Bengal Police on Thursday nabbed another suspect in connection with the March 14 Ranaghat nun gang-rape case.


West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested

Kolkata: A day after making their first arrest, the West Bengal Police on Thursday nabbed another suspect in connection with the March 14 Ranaghat nun gang-rape case.

A team of CID (Criminal Investigation Department) of the state police nabbed a Bangladeshi - Mohammed Salim Sheikh - from Nagpada area in south Mumbai last night in coordination with their Mumbai counterparts.

CID Deputy Inspector General (operations) Dilip Kumar Adak told reporters here that another person Gopal Sarkar has been arrested from Habra in North 24 Parganas district for harbouring the gang of dacoits who committed the crime inside a convent.

The nun was brutalised by the dacoits inside the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ranaghat, some 80 km from Kolkata.

A study of the CCTV footage at the convent in Ranaghat subdivision had shown visuals of four persons, who were allegedly involved in the crime, which sparked outrage in the country and abroad.

The gang also took Rs 12 lakh kept in the almirah locker before fleeing the place.

The septuagenarian nun was admitted to hospital and later taken to an undisclosed destination after being discharged.

The West Bengal government had initially ordered a CID probe, but decided to hand over the case to CBI as the accused persons were suspected to have fled to Bangladesh.

(With Agency inputs)

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