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4 persons held for cow slaughter in Kapilvastu

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KAPILVASTU — Four persons were arrested on the charge of cow slaughter from Bijayapur Rural Municipality-4 in Kapilvastu district on Saturday.

The arrested have been identified as Hum Bahadur Rana (70), Kumari Gharti,Ram Kumari Gharti and Kunti Thapa, all local residents.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Rana from Jyotinagar on Friday night along with 30 Kilo grams of beef from his possession. During the interrogation, Rana confessed to the killing of cow, according to police.

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After the confession of Rana, police on Saturday arrested Kumar, Ram Kumar and Kunti for their collusion on the crime, informed Khim Bahadur Gham, Chief of Area Police Office, Ganeshpur.

Cow is the national animal and its slaughter is prohibited by law.

Meanwhile, all the arrested have been detained at the Krishnanagar Police Office and further investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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