Indian nun identifies ringleader of rapist gang
Catholic World News - November 03, 2010
The Indian nun who was sexually assaulted during a spate of anti-Christian violence in Orissa in 2008 has identified her main assailant during a trial.
Sister Meena Barwa identified Santosh Patnaik as the ringleader of a group of men who beat and stripped her, marched her around a village, and gang-raped her. She has now identified 5 of her attackers.
The trial of Sister Meena’s attackers was delayed, and eventually transferred to another venue, because Christian witnesses, including the victim, were afraid of further violence in Orissa’s Kandhamal district.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our February expenses ($5,158 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!