26/03/2015 12:48 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Bengal Nun Gang-Rape: CID Arrests Key Suspect In Mumbai

A Christian woman prays as they hold a candle light vigil to condemn the gang rape of a nun at a Christian missionary school in eastern India outside the Sacred Heart cathedral in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 16, 2015. According to police a nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from committing a robbery in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in West Bengal state's Nadia district. The attack early Saturday is the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

RANAGHAT — One suspect in the elderly nun gang-rape case was arrested by the Crime Investigation Department of India (CID) in Mumbai on Thursday.

This is the first arrest in the case, although nine people have been detained by the police so far.

On Monday, the National Commission for Women had condemned the West Bengal government for no arrests in the case even a week after the incident.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last week decided to entrust the investigation of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had sparked various protests from the Christian community, who questioned their safety in the country.

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