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One more arrested for Orissa nun rape

One more person has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the rape of a nun in communally sensitive Kandhamal district of Orissa, police said on Sunday.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2009 13:55 IST

One more person has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the rape of a nun in communally sensitive Kandhamal district of Orissa, police said on Sunday.

Gobinda Pujari was arrested by crime branch sleuths with the cooperation of local police from K Nuagaon near Baliguda in Kandhamal district on Saturday, police sources said.

With Pujari's arrest, the number of those nabbed in the sensational case has risen to 14, they said, adding that cases have been registered against 30 persons in connection with the nun rape case.

Efforts were on to nab the rest of the 16 persons, while two persons arrested earlier in the case have been released on bail, sources said.

The 29-year-old catholic nun was allegedly raped at K Nuagaon on August 25 last year when violence broke out during Orissa bandh organised in the aftermath of the killing of VHP leader Laxamananda Saraswati.

Meanwhile, a total of 630 people were arrested in connection with the communal violence that rocked the district after Saraswati's killing, sources said.