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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