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Kottayam:  A senior police official said on Sunday that Satish Babu, 38,  who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly murdering a 69-year-old nun at a convent in  Kottayam had a queer mania for attacking elderly nuns.

Mentioning that neither theft nor enmity was the motive behind attacking elderly nuns, Additional Director General of Police K Padmakumar told reporters, “it was some sort of sadistic pleasure that he got while attacking elderly nuns.”

Satish was nabbed in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on Thursday by the local police after the Kerala Police traced a phone call made by him to his brother in Kasargode town.

Padmakumar also remarked that detailed grilling of the accused revealed that he had carried out similar attacks on nuns in four convents on five earlier occasions.

Sister Amala was found lying in a pool of blood in her room at a convent in Pala on September 17. A wooden club, with which the suspect reportedly bludgeoned the nun at the back of her head, was later seized by the police.

A team of Kerala Police officials reached Haridwar on Saturday and took Satish into custody from the Haridwar police. He was flown to Kochi from Delhi on Sunday morning and after a preliminary medical examination he was brought to the district police headquarters in Kottayam.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Nun who refused to remove her headgear not allowed to take AIPMT

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Thiruvananthapuram: A nun who refused to remove her headgear was on Saturday barred from writing the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) here in line with a Supreme Court ruling.

“I was told I can’t sit for the exam in this dress,” Seba told the media.

“I told the officials that I can remove my veil and will put it on after they check my identity.”

The refusal came after a Supreme Court directive early this week refusing to restrain the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from enforcing a dress code for the AIPMT.

The bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said CBSE’s ban on certain types of dresses was meant to prevent malpractices adopted by some candidates.

Sister Seba came to the school to write the examination in her usual dress.

“But they said that’s not possible, and I can write the exam only if I take off my head gear. I then decided to return,” Seba said.

She also said the person who told her this was sympathetic to her condition. “He told me that he too is a Christian, but was sorry that he had to go by the rules,” added the nun.

Bovas Mathew, official spokesperson of the Syro Malankara Church to which Seba belongs, described the incident as “really unfortunate”.

“It’s really unfortunate that the central government is not doing anything to resolve this issue,” Mathew told IANS.

(IANS)

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Bangladeshi held in Bengal nun rape case

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Kolkata: A Bangladeshi national, one of the prime accused in the rape of a septuagenarian nun inside a convent in West Bengal’s Nadia district, was arrested and sent to police custody on Thursday, police said.

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The accused — identified as Nazrul Islam — was nabbed by sleuths of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from Kolkata’s Sealdah railway station on Wednesday night.

“Islam, a 28-year-old resident of Jessore district in Bangladesh, was arrested on Wednesday night. He is a prime accused in the Ranaghat rape case,” CID Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Dilip Kumar Adak said.

During the day, he was presented before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate (Ranaghat) B.B. Mondal which sent him to 14 days police custody.

Police in May, had arrested two accused from the Sealdah station.

So far, six men have been arrested for the March 14 incident in which a gang stormed the Jesus and Mary Convent in Ranaghat in Nadia district and allegedly raped a 71-year-old nun.

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