Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Suspected Maoist rebels gun down top Hindu priest

May 06, 2005 12:35 IST

Suspected Maoist rebels on Friday shot dead a top Hindu priest while he was performing puja at a temple in western Nepal.

One of the priest's aides was also injured in the shootout.

Narayan Prasad Pokarel, president, Nepal chapter of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, was gunned down around 0630 IST at Ram Nagar near Butwal, 300 km southwest of Kathmandu, sources in the organisation said.

His body will be airlifted to Kathmandu for last rites, they said.

No rebel group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.            



© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright © 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.