Ranaghat: Extensive searches were today on to trace those behind the alleged gangrape of a senior nun at a convent school in Nadia district Eight persons were detained yesterday in connection with the incident.
Nadia Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh had said that extensive searches were being conducted across the district.
District Magistrate P B Salim told reporters that he visited the Sister Superior of Jesus and Mary Convent School at Ranaghat Hospital today and found her to be stable.
The Board exams conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination were going on peacefully at the school, the DM said.
DIG (Murshidabad Range) Kallol Gonai and DG G N P Reddy visited the school today while the examinations were on. To express solidarity with the nun, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta would take out a rally in Kolkata today.
The 71-year-old nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits at Gangnapur in the early hours on Saturday after which a CID probe was ordered into the incident.
A study of the CCTV footage at the convent in Ranaghat subdivision 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.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will be visiting Ranaghat today, had promised “swift” and “strongest action” against the culprits.