Bandits have gang-raped a 72-year-old nun at a Christian missionary school in eastern India.
Reports said up to a dozen attackers broke into the school at about 1am on Saturday before tying up several of the nuns in the premises.
The senior sister was raped as she tried to stop the men stealing from the Convent of Jesus and Mary School, in Ranaghat, West Bengal.
The attack took place in the Indian town of Ranaghat, West Bengal
It is learnt the nun was not taken to hospital until the following morning.
The woman is said to have been critically injured and has had surgery after the attack.
“After tying three of the five sisters, they entered the principal’s room and ransacked it, destroying property and taking money, a laptop and a mobile phone,” Father Dominic Gomes, Vicar General of Kolkata (Calcutta) Archdiocese, told Indian news channel NDTV.