Amid mounting outrage over the incident and the culprits still roaming free, the West Bengal government had on Wednesday decided to hand over the case to the CBI.

Police said no arrests have been made as yet though 15 persons have been detained in connection with it.

Ranaghat sub-divisional hospital superintendent A N Mondol said the nun had been declared fit for discharge on Wednesday.

But she wrote to the hospital authorities last night saying that she wants to stay for "more time", which was accepted by the hospital authorities, he informed.

Mondol added the hospital authorities had told her that she could stay as long as she wanted and the medical board would continue to treat her.

The nun was gangraped at the convent at Gangnapur in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district in the early hours of March 14.

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