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Two persons accused of stealing two 1,500-year-old Vishnu idols from Bangladesh, have claimed that they stole the statues believing they were made of precious stones

‘We stole Vishnu idols for precious stone’ 

Dhaka (PTI): Two persons accused of stealing two 1,500-year-old Vishnu idols from Bangladesh, have claimed that they stole the statues believing they were made of precious stones, officials said on Tuesday. 

Arrested Abbas Ali, alleged ringleader of “Abbas- Nasir” smuggling gang of Zia International Airport (ZIA), said he and his colleague, Nasir, broke the statutes in two in front of some neighbours, including a woman lawmaker of Jatiya Party, and realised that those were earthen. He said he later dumped the fragments at a garbage dumping point. Officials at the Anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said as the media started covering the theft incident, he got frightened and hid himself in a house in Khilgaon. RAB later arrested Ali and several of his accomplices and also detained former lawmaker Anwara Begum. http://www.hindu.com/

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