Story By: Melwyn Pinto
Mangaluru: A young nun was allegedly kidnapped and manhandled by four men on March 16. However, the nun managed to escape from the assailants, daijiworld.com reported.
The men allegedly waylaid the nun doing her physiotherapy course in a city private hospital near Pumpwell as she alighted from a bus. The men allegedly pushed her into an auto where they gagged and manhandled her.
The nun jumped out and ran for life when the auto slowed down at a road hump near Kadri-Nantoor area. In the melee, though, she sustained minor injuries and lost her hand bag and watch.
She was later helped by a passer-by to go to a hospital.
It is alleged that when she went to register a complaint to Mangalore East (Kadri) police station, her complaint was not accepted. She was rather sent to Mangalore rural police station.
Prominent Christian religious and lay leaders have expressed displeasure at the slackness of the police in assessing the seriousness of the case as the FIR was registered only at 6 p.m. at Mangalore rural police station, though the incident took place at noon. The case has been booked under sections 392 (robbery) and 363 (kidnap) of IPC.
The nun is admitted in a city private hospital where her condition is reported to be stable, though she is still in a state of shock.