PM concerned over Hisar church attack, nun rape case in Bengal; seeks report

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the gang-rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal and the vandalization of a church in Haryana as he sought immediate reports on these incidents.

“PM is deeply concerned about the incidents in Hisar, Haryana and Nadia, West Bengal,” the PMO tweeted.

“PMO has asked for immediate report on facts action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana West Bengal,” the PMO said in another tweet.

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A 71-year-old nun of a convent school was gang-raped in Ranaghat town, some 80km from Kolkata, early on Saturday. She was injured so badly that she had to undergo a surgery.

CCTV images of the alleged culprits in Bengal nun gang rape case.

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BJP condemns gang rape of nun in West Bengal

Police has blamed a gang of robbers and ruled out any motive behind the rape, which triggered protests and angry reactions from Christian leaders in the state. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the rape and ordered a CID probe and minister Firhad Hakim called it an “attack on humanity”.

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In another incident, an under-construction church in Haryana’s Hisar was attacked and vandalized by miscreants and the idol of a Hindu God was placed inside the premises on March 6.

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Was threatened to leave village earlier, Hisar priest says

Police officials said on Monday that 14 people were booked for rioting, damaging the place of worship, theft and promoting enmity following a complaint lodged by the church priest on March 13 in Kaimri village in Hisar district.

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No arrests have been made so far in Hisar church attack case.

(With inputs from agencies)

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