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Antique idol: Artist arrested

Mysuru, July 2:- Well-known sand artist of the city, Gowri has been arrested by the city police for keeping an ancient idol of Lord Vishnu without informing the Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage.

Gowri who runs a Sand Museum on Chamundi Hills Road here, found an idol of Lord Vishnu beside the road at Biligere village. The artist kept the idol with her without informing the archaeology department. The villagers filed a complaint about it at the police station. T Narasipura police registered a complaint and arrested Gowri at her Jalabhag residence on KRS Road. Gowri’s mother alleged the police of arresting her for protecting the idol. (MR/KS)

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