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2 armymen found dead in pound

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ITAHARI — Two personnel of Nepal Army of the Eastern Division Headquarters, Itahari, have been found dead in pound.

Those deceased are Dolakh Bahadur Chand and Bharat BK of around 30 years but the Eastern Division Headquarters of the Nepal Army has not confirmed about their death.

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The locals had informed on Monday after seeing two persons drown in the ponds at the premises of Nepal Army of Eastern Division Headquarters, Itahari.

The bodies have been brought to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) for the post-mortem, the officials of the BPKIHS confirmed.

Detail information about the case is awaited.

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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