The Buddha statue was broken into pieces
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WATCH: Priceless Buddha statue discovered, 'destroyed' in Pakistan

Life-size statue of Buddha that was discovered at construction site in Pakistan's Mardan recently destroyed by contractor on advice of 'maulvi'

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New Delhi: A priceless statue of Buddha, which was recently discovered at a construction site in Takhtbhai, Mardan in Pakistan recently, was allegedly destroyed by the contractor on the advice of his 'maulvi'.

The contractor reportedly broke it into pieces before the archaeology department was even informed about the discovery. He allegedly did it as "the local molvi warned him that he would lose his imaan and his nikkah will also not remain valid any more if he doesnt destroy it," tweeted a user Ahsan Hamid Durrani, who also uploaded a video of the incident.

Watch the video here:

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