Ranaghat Nun Rape Case: Main accused arrested from Sealdah


According to reports, the main accused in the sexual assault of a 72-year-old nun during an attack at a convent school in West Bengal’s Ranaghat district last year, was arrested last evening from Sealdah railway station.

The man has been identified as Nazrul, is a 28-year-old Bangladeshi national. Nazrul was caught when he was getting off a local train last evening in Sealdah.

“Our sources informed us that Nazrul was trying to reach Kolkata. Working on the tip-off, our officers were waiting for him at Sealdah station and caught him when he was getting down from Bongaon local (suburban train),” said senior police officer Chittaranjan Nag.

Police officials suspect that Nazrul had been hiding along the India-Bangladesh border areas since the incident.

So far, six people have been arrested for their involvement in the case. The attackers had vandalized the school before barging into the nuns’ quarters, locking them in a room and raping one of them before escaping.