Police Detain Eight Suspects in Indian Gang Rape Investigation

Yesterday, awful news broke that a 74-year-old nun was gang raped during a robbery in eastern Indian. Six men broke into a convent school, stole money, and ransacked the church before gang-raping the elderly nun. Video recording of the six attackers was almost immediately released to the public, along with a $1500 reward for information.

The robbery seems to have been planned in advance. The men arrived armed and carrying burglary tools.

Today, AFP is reporting that the police have detained eight men in connection with the crime. The news agency also reports that four of the six attackers have been identified through the video footage.

According to the BBC:

The Chief Minister of West Bengal has promised swift and strong action against those involved. India's federal police service, the CID, has taken over the investigation.

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