Ranaghat (WB), March 15
The police have detained a total of 10 persons in connection with the alleged gangrape of an elderly nun and loot at a convent school in West Bengal’s Nadia district.
District Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh today said seven to eight persons were involved in the crime and it is now being ascertained whether the detained resemble the persons seen in the CCTV footage at the convent and their antecedents were being checked.
Extensive searches are on to trace those behind the crime, he told reporters, adding “Details of the police investigations into the crime cannot be given for the sake of investigation.”
The CCTV footage at the convent had shown visuals of four persons, who were allegedly involved in the crime. The SP had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to any individual providing credible information leading to the arrest of the accused.
Director General of Police G M P Reddy, who visited the convent during the day, said investigation is on into the crime that took place in the early hours of Saturday last.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had promised “swift and strongest action against the culprits”, is scheduled to visit the convent this afternoon.
District Magistrate P B Salim visited the Sister Superior of Convent of Jesus and Mary, who was allegedly brutalised, at Ranaghat Hospital. She was stable, he said.
DIG, Murshidabad range Kallol Gonai also visited the school, where CISCE examinations were on peacefully.
CID, which has been entrusted to look into the investigation into the crime by Banerjee, is planning to fan out to other states in search of the culprits, an official in it said on condition of anonymity.
ADG CID Rajeev Kumar is directly monitoring the case.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta would take out a rally in Kolkata during the day to express solidarity with the nun.
Meanwhile, the CID is planning to fan out to other states in search of the culprits involved in the alleged gangrape of the nun.
A CID official said on condition of anonymity said sleuths are likely to visit the spot of the crime today too.
CID, which has been entrusted to look into the investiagtion by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is looking into the various clues and trying to piece together the incident from CCTV footage at the convent which has visuals of four persons who were allegedly involved in the crime, he said.
ADG CID Rajeev Kumar is directly monitoring the case. — PTI
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