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Man steals human brains from museum and sells online

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LONDON — A 23-year-old Indiana man has stolen human brains from a museum and later sold them on online, a media report said.

According to The Guardian, David Charles, 23, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to four years in jail after admitting stealing human tissue from the Indiana Medical History Museum.

The museum is a former hospital for the insane founded in 1848 and later converted into a museum with an autopsy room and anatomical museum that displays preserved specimens, mostly brains, organised by pathology.

Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to two year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said.

Charles was arrested after a man who purchased brain online tracked the items to the museum, the report said. He was arrested on charges of burglary and stealing.

Investigators, who seized 80 jars of human tissue from Charles, identified him from a fingerprint that he had left behind at the museum.

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Six of same family injured in lightning

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MUSIKOT— Six persons of a same family were injured after being struck by lightning here this morning. The lightning struck the house of Jeet Bahadur Oli at Macchimi of Musikot Municipality-3, Rukum (West) leaving the six including four children injured, the District Police Office confirmed.

According to Police Inspector Pramod Kumar Chhetri, Jeet Bahadur’s spouse Kamala Khadka Oli, 28, his two sons – Chintan, 11 and Manan, 7 were also injured in the incident. Others injured are his brother’s wife Samiti Oli, 25, and her daughter Durga, 9, and son Dipesh, 7.

All the injured are undergoing treatment at the District Hospital, Salleri. The lightning has almost destroyed the one-storey house of Jeet Bahadur.

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