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Agartala, Oct 26: — A remarkable discovery unfolded in Udaipur, Tripura, as an ancient stone sculpture weighing approximately 400 kg was unearthed from the Gomati River during the immersion of Goddess Durga on Tuesday.

The recovery of the artifact prompted authorities to notify the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday for further examination.

Police reports indicate that the idol, an abstract woman figure lacking hands, was found by Municipality workers facilitating the immersion process near the Loknath temple area. The sculpture, having spent considerable time submerged in water, exhibits signs of corrosion.

The police have taken custody of the idol at the R K Pur police station, where it awaits verification and examination by experts. The finding marks a significant archaeological discovery, shedding light on the region’s rich historical and cultural heritage.