Ranaghat nun rape case: Man who ‘raped’ nun arrested in Sealdah

The main accused in the case, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi, was hiding somewhere in the border areas of Bangladesh after the rape incident.

Written by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Updated: June 19, 2015 2:22 am
Ranaghat nun rape, nun rape, kolkata nun rape, bangladeshi nun rape, kolkata news, india news The main accused in the case, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi, was hiding somewhere in the border areas of Bangladesh after the rape incident.

A 28-YEAR-OLD Bangladeshi, the alleged main accused in the rape of an elderly nun, that took place at a Ranaghat convent school in March, has been arrested from Sealdah railway station in Kolkata.

Acting on a tip-off, CID officials arrested 28-year-old Nazrul Islam alias Noju from Sealdah station’s platform number 5 on Wednesday night. Police claimed he was the one who had actually raped the 74-year-old nun on March 14. Noju is the sixth person to be arrested in the case — 94 days after the rape and robbery at the convent. Three suspects are still absconding.

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Noju was arrested while he was getting down from a local train, SSP (CID) Chittaranjan Nag said on Thursday. “He had fled to Bangladesh after the crime and returned last night… Probably, after he was chased by the police in Bangladesh, he sneaked past the border to get into India. He was trying to flee somewhere,” he added.

“He disembarked from a train that had arrived from Bongaon when we arrested him. We have reasons to believe that he had raped the nun. He was produced before the court today, which sent him to 14-day police custody,” said Nag.

“During interrogation, Noju denied being a part of the crime but those previously arrested had confirmed that he was involved. Noju and another accused, Milan, had masterminded the act of rape and loot. The duo had done a recce of the place more than once before carrying out the act,” said a senior CID officer.

On March 14, between 1 am and 4 am, eight Bangladeshi nationals had entered the convent, overpowered the security guard, broke the safe and stole around Rs 12 lakh. Following this, they reached the first floor of the convent and raped the nun in her room. They also ate food from the kitchen. The CCTVs installed in the campus captured most of their acts.

“After the incident, they had taken a train to Bongaon from Pairadanga railway station — the nearest station from the convent. The group used the porous border to escape to Bangladesh. They are constantly looking for soft targets,” the official said.

The CID is expected to file a chargesheet in this case by the end of this month.

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  1. R
    Jun 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm
    If I remember correctly, last month Bengal police had arrested the "main" accused in the "rape" case. So, this month they have managed to arrest the "main" accused again! I'm sure in a couple of months the "main" accused will be arrested again, hoping people really don't remember. BTW, I read few weeks ago a poor fellow was undergoing jail-term in UP for a convicted felon for Rs 350/day!! Unfortunately for the convict, the lid was blown-off to the police by the poor-man's wife. I must say over-smart Indian "pressutes" are doing an amazing job!
    1. K
      Jun 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm
      Should be punished
      1. R
        Jun 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm
        Yes you can be right. Please take yourself to middle east or Europe and show us how many Hindu temples these so called religions of peace allow. Muslim nations cannot tolerate even suggestion of building temples.... Just because you are Muslim or Christian does not mean you will go around building mosque/church with speakers under the name of Allah at every street corners.
        1. V
          Jun 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm
          Will the socalled honest media apologise now for shamelessly blaming Hindu outfits and Modi government for this crime. Their false propaa tarnished images of India and Hindu outfits. No wonder these sold out agents are being called pressudes
          1. B
            Jun 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm
            Christian God asked him to rape and christian God should come as saviour. For christians, disasters occur because their God want to punish non-christians, and those survive they are saved by their God.
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