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Abducted child found shot dead in Rautahat

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RAUTAHAT — An abducted child in Rautahat was found shot dead on the shore of Bagmati River, 15 kilometer away from Gadimai municipality-5 early Tuesday morning.

Yuvaraj Shah, the 12-year-old son of doctor Dilip Shah of Katahariya Municipality–9 was abducted on Saturday. His dead body was found today, police said.

The kidnappers had demanded Rs 10 million in ransom with the dorctor but, according to police, failure of the doctor to provide the ransom could be the reason for the 12 year’s death.

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Meanwhile, police has arrested five people for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping and killing of the victim and started further investigation.

A team of police inspector Manoj Yadav from District Police Office and Chauturbhuj Ojha from Area Police Office, Garuda has arrested Binod Kumar Patel (18) and Ravi Kumar Patel (20) from Brindaban Municipality, Aakharpatha; Shakti Rai Yadav (19), Prabin Rai Yadab (20) and Sunil Kumar Yadav (20) from Katahariya-9 Dumariya.

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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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