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Mamata comforts Ranaghat victim, vows stern action

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached Ranaghat  on Monday evening and after meeting with the 72-year-old Mother Superior of the Convent of Jesus and Mary—who was raped on Friday night, announced that the “strongest” action will be taken against the culprits, who will be arrested soon.

Even before she left for Ranaghat, Banerjee announced at the state secretariat  (Nabanna): “No matter where the culprits are, strongest possible action will be taken against them and we are fully committed to that”. Banerjee has already announced a CID probe into the incident.

As the public  broke into protest rallies in the heart of Kolkata, Trinamool Congress MP and party spokesperson Derek O’ Brien said on his Facebook page, “Fully endorse the Solidarity Rally by Archbishop on Monday, 4.30 PM from Allen Park (Park Street), on the barbaric incident at Ranaghat.

Will be there in spirit, as Parliament is on in Delhi”. The Chief Minister, who spoke to the nun and her fellow sisters  at the Ranaghat  hospital, said that some arrests have already been made,  “Our sentiments are with the victim who is like our mother. The culprits are non-acceptable and are a disgrace to society”.

Even as the Chief Minister’s convoy headed back from Ranaghat,  protesting crowds gheraoed her, demanding a CBI probe.

Calling the survivor of the ghastly incident a mother figure, she said, “Our sentiments are with her.”The Chief Minister also requested media houses to address this issue with sensitivity and assured that the best team of CID is investigating the matter.

Said Derek O’ Brien on his Facebook page, “Spoke to the nun heading Convent of Jesus and Mary School, India. Amazing that she still says: We are praying for the criminals, they didn’t know what they were doing”.
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