16/03/2015 4:24 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Bengal Nun Gangrape Case: Extensive Search On For The Accused

Students of Convent of Jesus and Mary School participate in a protest against the gang rape of a nun in her 70s by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from robbing the Christian missionary school in Begopara, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, Saturday, March 14, 2015. The nun was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack, which was committed by seven or eight men. The woman who was attacked is either 71 or 72 and is the oldest nun at the school, a police officer said. (AP Photo/Pranab Debnath)

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.

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District Magistrate PB 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 GNP 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.

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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.

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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.

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