A nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits today (March 14, 2015) when she tried to prevent them from robbing a Christian missionary school in India, police said, the latest crime to draw attention to the scourge of sexual violence in the country, according to the France 24 website.
The nun, 72, was hospitalized in serious condition after being raped by eight men at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Nadia district, about 50 miles northeast of the West Bengal state capital of Kolkata, a police officer said.
The men escaped with some cash, a cellphone, a laptop computer, and a camera.
The robbers tied the school's security guards with ropes early today and entered the nuns' room, where the women were sleeping. They took one of the nuns to another room when she tried to block their way and then raped her, the officer said.