PM ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Nun’s Gang-Rape, Church Attack; Seeks Report
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep concern over the gang-rape of a nun in West Bengal and the attack on a church in Haryana. His office has also sought an immediate report on the incidents that have sparked outrage and triggered concerns among the minority community.
“PM is deeply concerned about the incidents in Hisar, Haryana and Nadia, West Bengal,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted today, adding, “PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal.”
Yesterday, Christians prayed and held vigils across the country to protest against the gang-rape of a 72-year-old nun during an armed assault on a Bengal convent school on Saturday, the worst in a series of incidents that followers of the faith say are making them feel unwelcome in their own country.
The motive for the assault and armed robbery at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Nadia district was not clear. 10 people have been detained so far but no arrests have been made.
The nun was discharged from hospital on Sunday night and appealed for peace, said Jaydeep Saha, a police official investigating the crime.
Last week, an under-construction church was vandalised in Haryana’s HIsar district; its cross was allegedly removed and a small idol of the Lord Hanuman was placed in the church.