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Chorten vandalism suspect detained

Jul 19, 2011

The Thimphu City Police have detained a 23-year-old man on suspicion of vandalising a chorten in Thimphu.

The chorten located opposite the Supreme Court at Hejo was vandalised and the nangtens (relics) inside it stolen on July 6.

Police recovered several Buddha and chenreyzi statues and two cymbals from near the suspect’s house. A statue of the dolma is still missing.

The man denied committing the crime.

The statues are believed to be over 200 years.

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