Accused in Catholic nun rape case arrested

| December 8, 2009

Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (PTI) One of the accused in the alleged rape of a Catholic nun in Orissa's Kandhamal district in August 28 has been arrested from K Nuagaon area, a senior police officer said today.

The accused, Gururam Patra, was arrested on Sunday, Orissa police Crime Branch officer Dilip Mohanty told PTI.

He was produced in court yesterday and remanded to judicial custody.

Patra, a BJP functionary in K Nuagaon area, did his schooling at the Bishop Tobar Hostel in Raikia in Kandhamal, church sources said.

With this the total number of arrests in the case has gone up to 19.

The 29-year-old nun was allegedly raped at K Nuagaon under Baliguda police station area in Kandhamal during a bandh on August 25, 2008, two days after the killing of VHP leader Swami Laxamananda Saraswati.

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