Ranaghat victim nun gives confidential statement in a Delhi court
The 71-year-old nun from the Nadia district of West Bengal, who was raped last month, gave her confidential statement before the Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Monday.india Updated: Apr 06, 2015 23:05 IST
The 71-year-old nun from the Nadia district of West Bengal, who was raped last month, gave her confidential statement before the Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Monday.
An officer of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told HT that she deposed before a woman judge of the court.
The nun of Convent of Jesus and Mary high School at Ranaghat in Nadia was raped in the early hours of March 14.
“Since it appears she is not ready to go back to Bengal, we had no option but to obtain her statement in a Delhi court,” said a senior officer of CID requesting anonymity.
On Saturday, the sleuths of CID collected her blood sample for DNA profiling. On Monday the victim agreed to give the statement after a long persuasion. Her statement will be submitted to a Bengal court during the trial.
“She is ill but has come before the court for giving the confidential statement,” said the officer.
The officer said that on Sunday, the CID officers quizzed the persons arrested by Ludhiana police some days back.
“After quizzing them, our officers came to know that the team is involved in some robbery cases in Bengal. However no decision has been taken yet if they would be brought back to Bengal,” the officer said.
Meanwhile, the CID is thinking of taking over the investigation of a dacoity case that took place in Balurghat of South Dinajpur district in West Bengal. The sleuths think that the Bangladeshi gang that was arrested by Ludhiana police last week could be involved in the dacoity.
“Those arrested from Ludhiana have said that they know the people involved in Ranaghat loot and rape case,” the officer said.
“According to the information received so far, those arrested by Ludhiana Police have no link with the incident in Ranaghat. But quizzing them, we came to know about their activities in Bengal,” the officer said.
First Published: Apr 06, 2015 22:59 IST