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Elderly nun reportedly gang-raped in India

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Police in eastern India are searching for a group of six men believed to have gang-raped an elderly nun in West Bengal.

The 74-year-old woman is said to be recovering in hospital.

Archbishop of Calcutta, Thomas d'Souza, told the BBC that security cameras installed inside the Convent of Jesus and Mary School show the faces of the six men who carried out this morning’s assault.

According to the police, the men ransacked the convent school and stole money before entering the convent itself.

Christian groups have recently held protests in the Indian capital of Delhi, complaining that they are being targeted and demanding better protection.