PMO asks for immediate report on West Bengal nun gangrape and church attack in Haryana
GN Bureau | March 17, 2015
Expressing ‘deep concern’ over the gangrape of a 72-year-old nun in West Bengal and the attack on a church in Haryana, the prime minister has sought for immediate reports on these incidents.
Prime minister’s office on Tuesday tweeted, "PM is deeply concerned about the incidents in Hisar, Haryana and Nadia, West Bengal," adding, "PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal."
The PMO statement comes three days after the incident. On March 14, an elderly nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits in a missionary school at Nadia district of West Bengal. A CID probe was ordered into the incident. The motive behind the assault and armed robbery is not clear. So far, 10 people have been detained, but no arrests have been made.
In another incident, on March 16, a church was vandalised in Hisar district of Haryana and a Hindu idol was placed inside its premises. Earlier this month, churches in Madhya Pradesh were attacked as well.
Both the incidents have sparked outrage across the country. Several prayer meetings and vigil marches have been held condemning attacks on Christian community.
Meanwhile, the website and the twitter handle of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) claims that strong action will be taken against the culprits. “We will take strong action against the culprits. I believe the culprits should be hanged. Two other sisters have also been injured. I have met them. They are keeping better,” said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on her party’s website.
According to reports, Mamata’s convoy was blocked while she was on her way to meet the 72-year-old rape survivor.
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