Raipur: Protest intensifies against nun rape

July 3, 2015 by  
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Protest intensifies against nun rapeRaipur, July 1, 2015: Protests seeking to arrest those who raped a Catholic nun Raipur has intensified across the state with Christians closing down all their school in Chhattisgarh today.

Protesters under under Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti supported by CPI(M) said that all education institutions will be kept shut on July 1 and that they would call for state bandh on July 8 following continuous protests across state.

Police is yet to arrest anyone for the June 19 sexual assault on the nun in her bed room in a small medical facility in Raipur.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Dharamraj Mahapatra told media in a briefingon Monday that attitude of state government and police has been extremely disappointing.

“After closure of schools on July 1, we would call for state-wide massive protest on July 4in each district. On July 13, the committee will call for state/ capital bandh if the accused aren’t arrested,” the committee member said.

Condemning the incident of rape, Sanyunkt Sangharsh Samiti was formed on June 24 by nearly 45 social organizations for justice for nun. In joint associations of All India Women Democratic Association, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Student Federation of India, Insurance Union of Working Women, Raipur division, Democratic Youth Federation Of India, state Christian Forum, United Trade Union Council of Raipur, Nadi Ghati Morcha, and advocates, people have come together to protest against atrocities on nuns and women.

“We have come to know that police were acting lenient in the case and their investigation as the spot of crime hasn’t been sealed yet, nor survivor’s belongings, which could give them clues, were seized by the police. Neither there is any record being maintained by the police of the materials seized nor the medical tests which was done on June 20 soon after the incident was conducted by expert doctors,” Mahapatra said.

“All religious places should be provided with security personnel to prevent untoward incidents and maintain a fearless atmosphere in city,” he added.

Talking to TOI, Raipur SP BN Mina said that more than 200 people under have been interrogated and the case was under investigation. “One forensic report will be out byTuesday. Another team had gone to the spot on Monday for more findings. We can’t act lenient in the case due to its seriousness.”

– toi

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