Nun seeks justice, protection for people of Kandhamal

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New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) A nun, who was allegedly raped in Orissa's Kandhamal district last month during the anti-minority violence, today said she wanted justice not for her own sake but also for the people she was working with.

In a telephonic interview to a TV channel from an undisclosed destination, the nun said she could recognise the people who had raped her.

Stating that the situation in Kandhamal had been bad for too long, the nun appealed to the state government to provide immediate protection to the people.

Narrating the incident, the nun said she was dragged out by her hair from the house of the Hindu family where she was hiding and then....''they removed my blouse, thrust me on the ground, two men were holding my hands, one raped me.'' Criticising the Orissa police, she said, ''They (the mob) poured kerosene on father Chellan and made us walk towards the market...

police was there ... I thought they will protect us but they were just sitting like stones. They did not talk or move.'' The nun has left Orissa after the tragic incident and was not sure whether she would return to Kandhamal.

UNI AJ AKJ BST2040

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