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Couple arrested in Nepal for slaughtering cow

Durgaman Tamang, 33, and his wife Dil Maya Tamang, 28, were arrested in Lamjung district of western Nepal on Wednesday.

world Updated: Jan 25, 2018 22:15 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Kathmandu
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Police said they have confiscated weapons used in slaughtering the cow.(AFP/Getty Images)

A couple has been arrested in Nepal for slaughtering a cow, the national animal of the Hindu majority nation.

Durgaman Tamang, 33, and his wife Dil Maya Tamang, 28, were arrested in Lamjung district of western Nepal Wednesday.

Another man involved in the crime is absconding, police said.

Police said they have confiscated weapons used in slaughtering the cow.

Police said the couple has been remanded to police custody for 10 days for investigation. A case has been filed at the district court against the..

Nepal became a secular state in 2008. Cow, which is sacred to the Hindus, was declared the national animal of Nepal in 2015 in the country’s secular Constitution.

First Published: Jan 25, 2018 22:14 IST