Buddha boy sees red

“BARA, JUL 25 – Ram Bahadur Bamjan, widely known as the Buddha boy, and his associates have allegedly attacked locals in Bara district for sacrificing animals during Gadimai fair. Bamjan and his associates took 17 locals of Ratanpuri VDC under control from a jungle on Thursday and thrashed them mercilessly before releasing them on Friday, said one of the victims. Bamjan has been doing penance in the Ratanpuri Jungle for the last five years.”

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BARA, JUL 25 – Ram Bahadur Bamjan, widely known as the Buddha boy, and his associates have allegedly attacked locals in Bara district for sacrificing animals during Gadimai fair.

Bamjan and his associates took 17 locals of Ratanpuri VDC under control from a jungle on Thursday and thrashed them mercilessly before releasing them on Friday, said one of the victims. Bamjan has been doing penance in the Ratanpuri Jungle for the last five years.

According to the victims, Bamjan and his friends took them under control when they went to the forest to gather vegetables. “They took us under control, crammed us into a room and beat up us with sticks,” said another victim, seeking anonymity. He said Bamjan and his associates were angry that they had sacrificed animals during the last year’s Gadhimai fair despite admonishments from him not to do so.

They victims have sustained injuries all over their bodies and have file a complaint against Bamjan at the district police office on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bed Bahadur Thing, chairman of Tapoban Forest Conservation Committee, said that they beat up the locals for their attitude towards Bamjan. Superintendent of Police Manoj Neupane said investigation is underway.

Posted on: 2010-07-25 09:18

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