Nun discharged, sent to undisclosed place

March 20, 2015 02:26 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:13 pm IST - Kolkata:

The 71-year-old nun who was gang-raped on March 14 in Nadia district was discharged from hospital on Friday.

The Sister Superior of the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School was admitted to the Ranaghat Sub-divisional Hospital after she was brutalised in a robbery attempt inside the school.

Hours after she was discharged, she was taken to Kolkata airport and flown out to an undisclosed location.

“About 2.20 a.m., the Sub-Divisional Officer, the Sub-Divisional Police Officer and school authorities came to the hospital and gave a written plea that they want the patient to be released. We once again checked her vital parameters. A doctor on duty accompanied her to the airport,” the superintendent of the hospital A.K. Mondal told journalists.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also taken cognisance of the incident and a team from NCW is likely to visit West Bengal. NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam told The Hindu that the team would come only if the rape survivor remains in the State.

Case booked

Meanwhile, State police have initiated a case against those who blocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy during her visit to the school on March 16.

“A case of rioting, unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions among other offences has been registered against some people who had blocked the convoy,” a police officer said.

Ms. Banerjee was stuck on the national highway for about an hour as students and locals upset that no arrest had been made in the case staged a protest. Later, Ms. Banerjee handed over the probe to the CBI.

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