PM Modi expresses concern over WB nun gangrape, church vandalisation

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New Delhi, March 17:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the gangrape of an elderly nun in West Bengal and the vandalisation of a church in Haryana as he sought immediate reports on these incidents.

"PM is deeply concerned about the incidents in Hisar, Haryana and Nadia, West Bengal," the PMO tweeted.

PM concerned about WB, Haryana incidents

"PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal," it said in another tweet.

A 71-year-old nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits at Gangnapur in Nadia district in the early hours on Saturday after which a CID probe was ordered into the incident by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

In another incident, an under-construction church in Kaimri village near Hisar, Haryana, was vandalised by a group and the cross replaced with an idol of Hanuman, triggering tension in the area in Haryana.

Haryana CM ML Khattar had said that the church was being built on illegal land and that the church priest was indulging in conversions in the area.

IANS

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