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Bengal nun gangrape: Protesters block Mamata Banerjee's convoy, demand CBI probe

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy was blocked by angry protesters on Monday who demanded justice for the 71-year-old nun who was gangraped.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2015 01:10 IST
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy was blocked by angry protesters on Monday who demanded justice for the 71-year-old nun who was gangraped.

The protesters demanded CBI probe into the incident.

The blockade took place at Mission gate on NH34 while she was returning from Ranaghat.

"BJP is behind this incident (the blockade). I am not afraid. If you have the guts, come and touch me. I am challenging CPI(M) and BJP," the chief minister was heard shouting at the spot.

"I will stay put here. Let me see how long can they detain me," Banerjee said.

Banerjee asked the police not to use force to disperse the protesters.

“A few hundred locals organized a rally to mark protest against the rape of the nun. When the CM’s convoy was heading towards Kolkata from the hospital it came in front of the rally. Realizing it was the CM’s convoy, they suddenly ghearoed it and few of them started banging the front door of the car asking for her statement,” said a police officer.

This is not the first time that the chief minister faced wrath of the public. On June 17, 2013 several villagers of Kamduni (North 24 Pargas district) raised their voice against the chief minister.

The protesters also expressed anger on chief minister's statement that two persons have already been arrested. Police has only detained 10 people till now.