5 Sandalwood trees chopped , stolen from LNMU campus

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Sandalwood trees stolen from LNMU campus

As many as 5 sandalwood trees were chopped and stolen by unidentified persons from the University campus in Darbhanga recently. The trees , one located near a west facing gate of Nargauna palace and other four near Ram temple , falls under the supervision of Lalit Narayan Mithila University.On the complaint of university administration ,the police has arrested two persons in this regard and recovered the chopped pieces of sandal wood.The two arrested in connection with the case are the guards of the university kept for the security of the trees.Despite the frequent strikes by the thieves the kingpin of the network still remains at large.

Historically , the university campus has been a soft target of the sandalwood and antiques thieves.There is abundance of old , unique and expensive trees planted during the Darbhanga Raj era.It is estimated that a 50-year-old sandalwood tree is worth around Rs 20 lakhs of rupees.

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