Police are looking for a group of 6 men who gang-raped a 74 year-old nun in West Bengal.
The brave elderly nun had tried to stop the men from ransacking the convent school in Ranaghat early on Saturday morning before entering the convent itself. They first burgled the principal’s office and classrooms before entering the convent itself. The men also stole money from the school, vandalised the chapel, broke open the tabernacle and took away the ciborium, the sacred vessel used during Mass.
The elderly nun is recovering from her injuries in a hospital.
Archbishop of Calcutta Thomas d’Souza told reporters that cameras inside the Convent of Jesus and Mary School captured the faces of the men who carried out the assault.
“There are only three Sisters in the community,” he said.
“One sister was molested badly. The other two, and a guard, were tied to chairs.”
The convent school is well-known and has been operating for 19 years, he added.