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Nun in her 70s gang-raped as she tried to stop robbery

Crime WorldBy Eamon Dillon
Students protest after school attack
Students protest after school attack

A nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of raiders she tried to robbing a missionary school in eastern India.

The nun was taken to hospital in serious condition after the attack by seven or eight robbers at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in West Bengal state's Nadia district, investigators said.

Officers are searching for the bandits who escaped with cash, a mobile phone, a laptop computer and a camera belonging to the school.

The attack is the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India.