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Two injured in Khukuri attack in Rukum West

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RUKUM — Two persons were critically injured in a lethal attack at Musikot municipality in Rukum West.

Sudip Budha, 17, and Yubak KC, 16, of Putha Uttarganga rural municipality-6 sustained critical injuries when Rabin Sunar, 18, of Bhume rural municipality-3, Rukum (East) on Thursday attacked them with a sharp-edged weapon.

All of them have been residing in Rukum (West) district headquarters, Musikot Khalanga. Police said that they involved in a violent clash on a dispute. The injured are undergoing treatment at Medical College, Kohalpur, Banke.

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Sub Inspector at District Police Office, Rukum Surendra Kumar Swar shared that further investigation into the case is underway by taking control violent Sunar.

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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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