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‘Buddha boy’ men ‘detain’ 2 women

“NIJGADH, MAR 26 – Followers of ‘Buddha boy’ Ram Bahadur Bomjan have been accused of holding two women, one a Slovak, captive. It is learnt that members of the Bodhi Srawan Dharma Sangh, an association formed to oversee Bomjan’s security, have held the women for ‘practicing witchcraft’ and disturbing Bomjan’s meditation.”

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NIJGADH, MAR 26 –

Followers of ‘Buddha boy’ Ram Bahadur Bomjan have been accused of holding two women, one a Slovak, captive.

It is learnt that members of the Bodhi Srawan Dharma Sangh, an association formed to oversee Bomjan’s security, have held the women for ‘practicing witchcraft’ and disturbing Bomjan’s meditation.

Bomjan has been meditating in the Halkhoriya forest of Ratanpuri VDC in Bara district for the past seven years. Though the identities of the women have not been established officially, people claiming to know them said the woman from Slovakia is named Marichi while the second woman is Mata Aani, said to be from Sindhupalchowk.

A person involved with the Sangh said the two women have been “detained” for practicing witchcraft and trying to disrupt the meditation. Marichi had arrived in Nepal 11 months ago, seeking audience with Bomjan. She stayed in a local hotel for some time before moving to a monastery in Simara. The other woman, meanwhile, had been living in the Halkhoriya region for a while. Police said they received a report about the missing women a couple of days ago and that investigations are underway.

“We interrogated one Jash Bahadur Waiba of the Sangh. He told us that the two women would be made public on Wednesday,” said police inspector Krishna Prasad Sharma. Two days after the Slovak woman went missing, two Sangh members had arrived at the monastery and taken away her laptop and clothes, said a person involved in the conservation of the monastery. Some locals claimed having seen Marichi riding pillion on a motorcycle with two Sangh members to the direction of Bomjan’s meditation spot.

Posted on: 2012-03-26 08:48

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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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