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Man held for murdering own daughter

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SOLUKHUMBU — Police in Solukhumbu have arrested a man on the charge of brutally killing his 11-month-old step daughter.

Sukhadhan Kulung, of Gudel-9 Tuesday morning allegedly hacked his half-daughter to death. He was arrested from the local Chachalung jungle, according to the District Police Office.

The headless body of the baby was recovered near from Kulung’s house while her head was found inside the house, Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhav Prasad Budhathoki said.

Kulung married a woman, who had a baby from her previous marriage, of Deusa three months ago.

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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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