Bengal nun rape: Ludhiana police identify 2 accused

  • Tarsem Singh Deogan, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2015 17:17 IST

Three days after the detention of eight Bangladeshi nationals, including a woman, the Ludhiana police on Thursday claimed to have identified two accused involved in the Ranaghat (West Bengal) nun rape case.

The facial features of two suspects match with the pictures sent by the West Bengal police, said Ludhiana police commissioner Pramod Ban. The suspects have been identified as Mohammad Salim and Habibul. The West Bengal police are expected in Ludhiana any time to identify the accused, he said. Salim and Habibul are already facing trial in several criminal cases.

The other suspects detained by the police include Zeenat Sheikh, Ibadul, Sheikh Mumtaz, Mustagin Sheikh, Sohag Alam and Mona.
Mona was booked in a fraud case at the Sahnewal police station in Ludhiana a few days back. She was also involved in burglary and loot cases in Transport Nagar and Ladhowal. The police commissioner said Mona took `2 lakh from a Ludhiana residents in exchange of fake US dollars.

He said the eight Bangladeshi nationals claimed that they were residents of West Bengal, but after verification, it was found that they were illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.


The accused were living in a rented accommodation on Tajpur Road here. They managed to get mobile connections on fake identity. Ban said the police would take stern action against the landlord for skipping police verification of tenants.

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