Nun gang-raped by kin in Kandhamal
Kandhamal: In a bizarre incident, a nun was allegedly gang-raped by her relatives at Bramhanigaon area in Kandhamal district, police said on Sunday. Two of the accused were arrested while another is absconding, they added. A medical examination has been conducted on the victim at Berhampur hospital.
The victim, who was undergoing training in Chennai for last few months, was called by her accused relatives to come to home as her mother was ill. She returned from Chennai and was received by her cousin Jotindra Sobhasundar and his two friends at Berhampur railway station on July 5. The three accused picked her from the station and kept her at different undisclosed places before raping her repeatedly between July 5 and 11.
The nun on July 13 lodged a complaint at Bramhanigaon police station acting on which police arrested accused Jotindra and one of his friends. Another accused allegedly involved in the crime is yet to be nabbed.
The arrested duo will be produced before Daringbadi court today, they added. A manhunt has been launched to arrest another accused.
It may be mentioned that a similar shocking incident had taken place in the district in 2008 in which a 28-year Catholic nun was allegedly raped. The incident had triggered a nationwide outrage.