Banerjee had visited the Convent of Jesus and Mary and later visited the hospital where the nun is currently undergoing treatment.

The government’s failure to nab perpetrators who gangraped a 72-year-old nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district last week, prompted angry locals to block West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy from returning to the city on Monday. Banerjee had visited the Convent of Jesus and Mary and later visited the hospital where the nun is currently undergoing treatment. The Chief Minister faced widespread protests by school students, their parents and locals while she was on her way back to the city, on the National Highway 34. Despite attempts of the bishops and the district police, the agitated mob refused to let her go. Raising slogans like ‘go back CM’ and ‘we want justice’, the mob continued the blockade at the National Highway. It has been over 48 hours since the heinous crime took place and the police has failed to make any arrests so far. However, 10 people have been detained so far. After her convoy was stopped, Banerjee assured the angry mob that the guilty would be brought to the book, but the locals refused to listen to her. Earlier in the day, the archbishop of Kolkata, Thomas D’Souza expressed discontent over the pace of the investigation. “Why have the guilty not been arrested so far? We want the accused to be arrested as soon as possible,” said D’Souza while participating in a march to protest the gangrape.

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Nun gangrape: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s convoy blocked