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Old idols found in Jumla

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JUMLA — Idols that claimed to be of the thirteenth century have been found close-by Kanakasundari VDC-7, Dhobighat of Jumla district.

Five old idols were detected while digging out for the foundation of rest house beign constructed to provide shelter to internal and external tourists coming to observe Kanakasundari Goddess Temple.

The idols found during excavation seem to be linked with Malla-era civilization of 13th century, said culture expert and history informant Ram Chandra Acharya of Karnali.

The idols detected are of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parbati, Lord Buddha and bull, said Chairperson of Temple Management Committee Nar Bahadur Rawat. One of the idols found is beyond recognition so it is difficult to identify what the idol is about, he added.

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

RUPANDEHI — Notorious criminal Manoj Pun has been killed in an encounter with the police in Devdaha of Rupandehi early Wednesday morning, police said.

Along with Pun, his aid Som Ale also killed in the firing, Rupandehi SP Shyam Gyawali said. Both succumbed to their injuries at Lumbini Zonal Hospital while undergoing treatment.

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According to the police, Pun was the main accused in the murder case of Youth Force leader Durga Tiwari. Tiwari was shot dead in Rupandehi district. He was also allegedly involved in the recent murder of businessman Sharad Gauchan.

Pun along with his aide Som Bahadur Ale was shot at after the duo opened fired at and tried to escape the police, the police said.

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