An elderly nun was rushed to a hospital after being gang raped by a group of 8 men, police in India said.
West Bengal State Police said that the 72-year-old nun was raped by the thieves because she tried to stop them from robbing a school.
The nun was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack, which was carried out at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School. The men escaped and police are looking for them.
The robbers tied up the guards of the school with ropes early on Saturday morning, and entered the room of the nuns, where women were sleeping.
They took one of the nuns to another room when she tried to block their path and took turns raping her. The woman is the oldest nun at the school.
The men escaped with some cash, a mobile phone, a laptop computer and a camera, all belonging to the school. They also destroyed sacred items.
Dozens of angry students, their parents and teachers blocked roads and railway lines for several hours, demanding quick police action against the culprits.