Two arrested in West Bengal nun rape case

While the accused arrested from Mumbai admitted his presence at the convent, the other accused, who was arrested in North 24-Parganas, is charged with giving shelter to robbers.

March 26, 2015 05:19 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:12 pm IST - Kolkata

The Criminal Investigation Department of the West Bengal Police on Thursday arrested two accused in connection with the robbery and rape of an elderly nun at a convent in Ranaghat in State’s Nadia district on March 14, 2015.

While the accused arrested from Mumbai Mohammed Salim Sheik has admitted his presence at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School the other accused Gopal Sarkar was arrested from Habra in State’s North 24-Parganas is charged with giving shelter to the robbers.

Both the accused are from Bangladesh, senior CID officials said.

“Acting on information a team of two members of CID led by a DSP, with the help of Mumbai Crime Branch, held raid at Mumbai and secured arrest of Mohammad Salim Sheikh about 40 years of age from second

Pilkhand Street Mahila Milan Jhoprpaatti under police station Nagpara, Mumbai. He is being produced at ACJM court, Ranaghat,” DIG, CID Dilip Kumar Adak told journalists.

The accused arrested from Mumbai was remanded to 14 days of CID custody by the ourt of ACJM Ranaghat.

Mr. Adak, however refused to divulge what was the motive of the crime and whether Mr Sheikh is the mastermind in the case. Though the State government had recommended a probe by the CBI, the CID of the West Bengal police was still continuing with the investigation in the case.

The arrest comes 11 days after the crime which had created an outrage across the country.

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