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Kolkata nuns killed, attacker dies of injuries


Kolkata : In a shocking incident, two nuns were killed late Wednesday when an unidentified man attacked them with swords at their mission here, police said.

The incident took place at Gurudham, a popular mission in eastern Kolkata, and the attacker also died of injuries.

“At around 9.30 p.m., a man tried to force his way into the mission with a sword. On being refused entry, he attacked the nuns and monks. The head of the mission Sangeeta Devi and another nun named Dulu Datta were killed. The attacker also died. A monk named Anandakamal Brahmachari has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition,” Kolkata Police Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) Jawed Shamim told IANS.

He added: “The man had been frequenting the mission since Monday and introduced himself as Kalipada Das. But neither his real identity nor the motive behind his actions have been clear so far. There are multiple injury marks on his head. We are also trying to find out if he killed himself or the nuns and monks attacked him in self-defence.”