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Protests In India Demanding Arrest Of Rapists Of Nun


A protest was staged in the western province of Chattisgarh and Delhi against the unconcerned attitude of the police regarding naming of a suspect in the rape case of a nun in the last month.

Neeraj Chandrakkar, additional superintendent of police who is handling the investigation, told ucanews.com Wednesday, “We are investigating all kinds of suspects but we cannot say we are any closer to solving the case.’’

A silent march was held as progress on the case has been slow. Private schools were closed as a symbol of solidarity with the protestors.
In Delhi, more than 100 nuns belonging to different congregations gathered to demand swift action in the case.

“We will take to the streets if nothing happens. We are just waiting for the state government’s response. If no action is taken against the culprits, we will launch a nationwide call for justice for the victim,” Tessy Antony, secretary of the women’s commission in Delhi Archdiocese, told ucanews.com at the rally.

Replying to the allegations of police inaction, Chandrakkar said people can say what they want but “we cannot disclose everything to the public as that will hinder our investigation”.