Duo held for Buddha Chitta prayer bead robbery
KATHMANDU: Two persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a robbery of Buddha Chiita prayer beads worth Rs 500,000.
Dorje Lama (20) and Bikas Tamang (20) from Kavre district were arrested from Bhaktapur recently.
Police said the duo, riding on a motorbike (Ba 40 Pa 8472), robbed Surendra Tamang (22), a resident of Simaltar-8 in Kavre district, of 17 sets of prayer beads.
The victim immediately reported the incident to police, and a team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Jagati, had nabbed them.
Buddha Chitta is a tree with religious significance and its beads are used in prayer by Buddhists.
Further investigation is underway.