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Man held for killing his colleague

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KATHMANDU — Police have arrested a man on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in killing his colleague. The arrestee has been identified as Krishna Bahadur BK (46) of Bhorle-3, Rasuwa district.

An unidentified man was found dead on the bank of Pyutar Kamare River in Tarkeshwor Municipality-9 on April 22.  Later police identified him as Shyam Bahadur Magar in his late 40s, from Chhepetar of Gorkha district.

Magar’s body was found covered with a sack. Deep cuts were seen on his neck and eye.

Preparatory examination of police found that BK had met Magar at Machhapokhari Chok of Kathmandu on April 14.

Later, Magar told BK that he came to Kathmandu in search of a job and asked a job with BK. BK then decided to hire Magar for Rs 1,200 per day as a construction worker.

Although BK had assured to give Rs 1,200 per day to Magar, their contractor paid him Rs 1,100 only.

Magar and BK drank together at the latter’s room after receiving wages of six days. Magar then walked out of the room expressing dissatisfaction over the payment.

Later, BK with his cousin and the contractor followed him and killed Magar, said police.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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