Catholic official: Bangladesh should apologise to India for nun’s rape
A Catholic official in Bangladesh said government officials ought to apologise to India after a Bangladeshi man was convicted of raping a 71-year-old nun in India two years ago.
Ucanews.com reported that Theophil Nokrek, secretary of the Bangladeshi bishops’ justice and peace commission, spoke on 7th November after a local court in Kolkata, India, convicted Nazrul Islam of raping the nun at her Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ranaghat on 14th March 2015.
Islam and five others, all from Bangladesh, were also convicted of armed robbery of the convent, about 30 kilometers from the India-Bangladesh border.
“The crime and conviction is disgraceful for Bangladesh,” Nokrek told ucanews.com. “I think our government should issue a formal statement of apology to India.”
“It’s good to see justice has been meted out,” Nokrek said, adding that “sexual perverts” behind the crime should get exemplary punishment.
Picture: Police officers in Kolkata, India, escort two men into court on 7th November for the trial of the rape of an elderly nun. (CNS photo/Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters).