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Catholic nun kidnapped, raped in India

July 15, 2013

A Catholic nun was abducted and repeatedly raped by a gang of men in India's troubled Orissa state earlier this month.

The 28-year-old victim had reportedly received a message that her mother was ill, and hurriedly took a train home. At the local station she was met by several cousins and neighbors, who said they would take her to her home. Instead they carried her to an isolated location, held her for several days, and repeatedly assaulted her. She was eventually returned to the train station.

The nun filed charges against her assailants on July 13. Two men have been arrested.

The Orissa state has a history of recent turmoil, much of it pitting Hindus against Christians.


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