Viagra murder row: 19 Nepalese convicted
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 00:48
  
Kathmandu: A Nepalese court has convicted 19 villagers for killing seven farmers following a dispute over the collection of "Mountain Viagra" in 2009 in the country's northern Manang district, officials said on Tuesday.

The seven farmers from Kairoja village were killed in remote Manang district in June 2009 while they were going to collect Yarcha-Gumba, a rare mountainous herb which is used to treat sexual dysfunction in men.

The Manang District Court slapped 20 years imprisonment to six of the accused, who were directly involved in the murder case, while 13 got two years imprisonment, Sambhu Prasad Baral, an official of the court, told reporters.

Yarcha-Gumba collection is the main source of income for the villagers of the remote mountain district, fetching some Nepali Rs 50,000 for every kilogram sold in Kathmandu.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 20:38


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