Monday, March 23, 2009

One more arrested in Kandhamal nun rape case

One more person has been arrested for being allegedly involved in the Kandhamal nun rape case, taking the number of those nabbed in the sensational case to 15, police said on Monday.
Mangulu Behera was picked up by crime branch sleuths with the help of local police from Baliguda police station area in Kandhamal district on Sunday, a day after another person Gobinda Pujari was arrested from the same area on Saturday.
Both have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
With this, the number of those arrested so far in the sensational case has risen to 15, the police said, adding cases have been registered against 30 people in connection with the nun rape case.
Efforts were on to nab the rest 15, while two others arrested earlier in the case have been released on bail, the police said.
The 29-year-old catholic nun was allegedly raped at K Nuagaon on August 25 last year when violence broke out during the Orissa bandh to protest the killing of VHP leader Laxamananda Saraswati.
The violent mob had also allegedly assaulted the nun and Father Thomas Chelan.
As many as 630 people have been arrested in connection with the communal violence that rocked the district after Saraswati's killing, the police said.

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