01/04/2015 12:40 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Bengal Nun Gang-Rape Case: Four Bangladeshi Nationals Detained In Ludhiana

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An Indian demonstrator takes part in a vigil and silent protest against the alleged gang-rape of a nun in the eastern state of West Bengal, and attacks on Churches in Pakistan and India, in New Delhi on March 16, 2015. Hundreds of priests, school girls and other protesters staged a peaceful rally March 16, 2015 in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

LUDHIANA — Four persons were detained early on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said.

Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police, DCP Naveen Singla said.

Kolkata Police has been informed about their detention, he said, adding police was working on further leads.

Read: Accused In Bengal Nun Rape Case Will Have A Tough Time Finding A Lawyer To Defend Him

Earlier, two people were arrested from Mumbai and Habra (North 24 Paraganas) in this connection. Both were identified as Bangladeshi nationals.

The septuagenarian nun was gang raped at a convent by unknown people at Ranaghat in West Bengal on March 14.

Read: India Nun Gang Rape Police Make First Arrest In Chilling Case Which Sparked Outrage

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