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Nun gangrape: Cardinal Cleemis to meet Sister Superior of convent

Nun gangrape: Cardinal Cleemis to meet Sister Superior of convent

Ranaghat (west Bengal): A top Catholic functionary on Wednesday arrived here to express solidarity with the Sister Superior of a convent school, who was allegedly gangraped on Saturday.

Soon after his arrival here, President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Baselios Cardinal Cleemis went to the convent to meet the other nuns to give them moral support.

He will then proceed to Ranghat sub-divisional hospital to meet the septuagenarian nun.

The CBCI president was likely to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Fifteen persons have so far been detained, Nadia district superintendent of police Arnab Ghosh said.

A police team has been sent outside the state in connection with the investigation.

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

Hospital superintendent A K Mondol had said yesterday that a medical board has been formed for her treatment and she is being given counselling.

Her spiritual counselling by a Christian missionary from Rome is also on, he said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the nun on Monday.

The 71-year-old nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits at Gangnapur in the early hours on Saturday after which a CID probe was ordered into the incident.

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