Altercation, death threats at Indian school before nun was raped

March 17, 2015 9:06 PM

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Altercation, death threats at Indian school before nun was raped

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - In the days before the rape of an elderly nun in an armed assault that has shaken India, death threats and extortion attempts had already shattered the peace at her Convent of Jesus and Mary school, police and school officials say.

For 19 years, the Catholic school in the town of Ranaghat in West Bengal state had been teaching children of workers at a nearby jute factory without incident. But three weeks ago, the school received death threats and demands for money in anonymous phone calls just days after the nuns had an alterc...

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