Dec 242011

A jeweler, Harka Bahadur Diyali, was shot down at Kapan, Kathmandu on Friday at around 7 pm by a gang of robbers when he was closing his Mata Manakamana Gold shop.


Diyali died while undergoing treatment at the nearby Om Hospital and Roshan B.K, 17, the craftsman at the jewellery shop also got injured and his treatment is going on at the TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

Two weeks ago also, Jujukaji Bajrachayra, an employee of Guna Jyasa Pasa, a Pulchowk-based jewellery shop was murdered.

The assailants fled the scene as soon as they opened fire. Police have arrested one person on suspicion of involvement shooting. Police said, though it was termed a robbery bid, nothing was burgled from the shop.

Locals of Kapan demonstrated on Saturday against the murder of Diyali. They halted the smooth flow of vehicles in a bid to protest against the government’s failure in providing security to its citizens.

Gold and silver dealers have announced that tomorrow all jewellery shop in the Kathmandu valley will remain close.

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