September 24, 2018

India nun rape case: Bangladeshi man jailed for life (BBC)

India nun rape case: Bangladeshi man jailed for life (BBC)

A court in eastern India has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to life in prison for raping an elderly nun in March 2015.

The court in Kolkata (Calcutta) found Nazrul Islam guilty of rape and attempted murder.

Five other men were jailed for 10 years for robbery during the assault in Ranaghat, West Bengal state. A sixth men was handed a seven-year term for harbouring the attackers.

The 71-year-old nun was attacked after the robbers ransacked her convent.

The gang also stole cash and other items during the attack that sent shockwaves across India and triggered mass protests. Read more

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