Four persons arrested in Nepal for slaughtering cow

Four persons have been arrested in Nepal for allegedly slaughtering a cow, the national animal of the Hindu majority nation.

A 70-year-old man named Hum Bahadur Rana was arrested on Friday from Jyotinagar area in Kapilbastu district with 30 kilogrammes beef, police said.

On interrogation, police found that Rana had hidden a large quantity of beef, which he confessed during the investigation.

Three of Rana's accomplices were arrested yesterday, a day after his arrest, police said.

In Nepal, slaughtering of a cow being the national animal has been prohibited by law.

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.

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