Bangladeshi convicted of raping elderly nun in India

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:20, Nov 07,2017

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A file photo of protests against the rape of an elderly nun in 2015. — NDTV photo

A Kolkata court convicted a Bangladeshi man for raping an elderly nun in 2015 in Nadia of Indian state of West Bengal.

The five other men have been convicted of conspiracy and robbery.

The 71-year-old nun was raped after a group of seven men broke into a convent school, the police said. They vandalized the school before the nun was sexually assaulted, reports NDTV.

The man who raped the nun is a 28-year-old Bangladeshi national, Nazrul Islam or Noju, who had been arrested after he was identified by the nun from a line-up of suspects presented to her by the police.

Five other men who were with him have been convicted of conspiracy and dacoity. One of the suspects is missing.

Of the six men convicted, five are Bangladeshis who crossed the border in March 2015 and then attacked a co-ed school run by missionaries at Ranaghat, 80 km from Kolkata. The sixth is a resident of Habra in the North 24 Parganas. He had conspired with the others at his home to hatch the plot to rob the convent.

The incident drew global condemnation. A police post was located just 100 metres from the convent but cops were not patrolling the area and came to know of the crime only when the sisters raised an alarm.

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