The Mamata Banerjee led-West Bengal government has decided to hand over the probe into the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in the state's Nadia district, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
She informed about it in a tweet. "Considering the seriousness and sensitivity of the case, I have decided to entrust investigation of the case to CBI."
Besides, she also assured that her government will cooperate with the agency in the probe, reports NDTV.
Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission has sought a detailed report about the incident within two weeks from the state government on the alleged gang-rape incident that took place on 14 March.
Members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) had a tough time in Parliament on Tuesday when both the ruling and opposition parties criticised the state government for the incident, even as its leader Saugata Dey blamed the BJP-led government at the Centre for rising communal incidents.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his "deep concern" at the incident and sought an "immediate report" on it.
Meanwhile, the vice chairperson of the West Bengal Minorities Commission, Professor Maria Fernandes ruled out robbery and said the gang-rape was "motivated" by "ghar wapsi" activities of right-wing Hindu groups.
"...when these guys came they tied all these sisters who were younger, they tied them all in a room. They did not know what was happening to an elderly sister who is a mother figure. At the same time these guys go to places of worship, ok, the chapel which is very important and they desecrate it. They throw all the Holy Communion, they break the statue. Why do they vandalise? Don't you think this is a part of the ghar wapasi story?" she asked.