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Mentally unstable woman gang-raped in Inaruwa

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INARUWA — A woman was reportedly gang raped in Inaruwa Municipality-6 in the district headquarters of Sunsari on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old woman was reportedly raped in the vicinity of Halesi Chok along the East-West Highway, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gyanendra Phuyal said.

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DSP Phuyal also informed that the victim, who seemed to be mentally unstable, was found without clothes in a semi unconscious state. Police have rescued the victim and sent her to Biratnagar for medical treatment.

Police have held three youths suspecting their alleged involvement in the rape case. Investigations are ongoing, according to the police.

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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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