Indian jeweller looted and stabbed to death in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Jan 27 (UNI) An unidentified gang of looters stabbed to death Bishow Nath Patel of India in Sukul Dhoka of Bhaktapur district near here.

The looters also reportedly took away 10 'tolas' of gold, Rs 1,50,000 and two kilos of silver from his shop, Kantipur reported, quoting the police as saying.

Patel, 35, breathed his last while on the way to Bir Hospital.

He had a jewellery shop in Bhaktapur.

Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers' Association condemned the incident and demanded stringent action against the culprits.

It said it has ''decided to shut down all jewellery shops in the Kathmandu Valley today.'' The association also urged the government to provide them adequate security.

Police said they are investigating the killing.

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