Police quizzes Buddha Boy over thrashing locals

Police quizzes Buddha Boy over thrashing locals

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI & ARUN RAI

PATHALAIYA/ KATHMANDU: Police on Monday interrogated Ram Bahadur Bomjan, famously known as Buddha Boy, in connection with the thrashing of local villagers by him for trying to disrupt his penance on Thursday.

A squad of police, led by inspectors Rudrakanta Jha and Bhesh Raj Rijal from Bara District Police Office visited Bamjan in Halkhoriya forest, Bara, following complaints registered against him by a group of 17 vilagers.

Talking to the police, Bomjan admitted to having thrashed the villagers. “Yes, I took a minor action against them because they tried to disturb me while I was meditating,” he said.

Refuting the victims’ claimthat they mistakenly stepped into Bomjan’s meditating site while searching wild vegetables, Bomjan said, “They came to this area just to disrupt my meditation.”

Bomjan also admitted that he had taken the villagers into his control for 24 hours. “I had to do so personally because I did not have anyone around to punish them,” he said.

Though Bamjan claimed he only used hands while thrashing, the villagers have said he had thrashed them with a handle of an axe continuously for three hours.

Also Bomjan said he would not come to the court for trial. “Do you think a meditating sage will go to the court to hear a case?” he exclaimed.

“I took action against them as per the divine law,” he added.

Bamjan also refuted the allegation that he punished the locals for animal sacrifice, during Gadhimai festival. “The Gadhimai issue has nothing to do with this incident,” he said.

Bamjan, who is seen with reverence for his spiritual quest, has been lobbying against the mass animal sacrifice, touted as the world’s biggest.

He had given his word to stop the animal sacrifice ritual that last took place in November 2009, but finally did not show up.

Meanwhile, Bed Bahadur Thing, chairman of Tapoban Forest Conservation Committee, said that they beat up the locals for their attitude towards Bamjan.

Manoj Neupane, Deputy Superintendent of Police in the district, asserted no one is supposed to be above the law of the land.

The police would investigate the case and take action if required, Neupane added.

Bamjan, revered by many as a reincarnation of Lord Buddha, came to a wider public attention in 2005 when he was first spotted in jungle.

It is claimed he could meditate motionless for months without taking food and water.

He, aged 18, embarked on six years of penance in jungle on May the same year.

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This so called “buddha boy” had always been a farce, I don’t know why they call him buddha boy, Just because He Meditates? Buddha was a man, who gained knowledge and enlightenment and has shown us the way. There was only one and will only be one Buddha. Though all man has the potential to achieve enlightenment. toksang, sydney

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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Police on Wednesday detained Asmahamad Ansari, VDC Secretary of Ratanpuri, Bara for issuing a fake birth certificate to Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as the Little Buddha.

VDC Secretary Ansari is accused of recommending citizenship certificate to Bamjan by forging a birth certificate in the name of Dharma Sangh, a body formed for his protection.

According to CDO Birendra Kumar Yadav of Bara, Ansari has been handed over to the district police office for necessary investigation in connection with the birth certificate forgery case, against which Bamjan’s family had moved the administration.

Ansari has pleaded guilty.

Born on April 9, 1990, Bamajan’s birth was registered in the name of Ramlal about 17 years ago. But, about two months ago, the dharma sangh made a fake birth registration under its name from Ratanpuri. Ever since the forged birth certificate was made, the sangh has been demanding that Bamjan be issued a citizenship certificate on the basis of his recent birth registration.

To press for the fulfilment of their demand, the sangh has also hit the street of late. Yesterday, police clashed with Bamjan’s supporters who were obstructing the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section, which left some of Bamjan’s supporters and security personnel injured.

 

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Bamjan’s aides yet to be charged

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Bamjan’s aides yet to be charged

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Police are yet to take action against Ram Bahadur Bamjan’s aides who allegedly held two women captive for ‘distracting’ the Buddha Boy during his meditation.

Members of Bodhi Shrawan Sangh recently freed the two women –– one Nepali and the other Slovak national –– after allegedly keeping them in captivity for three months. Although the Slovak woman, identified as ‘Marichi’, told police that she was chained in captivity, police said they lack enough evidence to press charges against the Sangh.

Bodhi Shrawan released Marichi and the Nepali women on Sunday and Tuesday respectively. Following their release, police handed over Marichi to the Immigration Department.

“We have not initiated any action as the women did not formally file a case against Bamjan’s aides,” said Inspector KP Sharma of Area Police Office.

Sharma said police are conducting an investigation into the case. Bara Assistant Chief District Officer Chandra Bahadur Karki said probe into the incident was underway. Karki vowed to punish anyone found guilty of unlawfully detaining the two women.

Marichi –– whose passport bears the name Zsuzsana Takacs –– came to Nepal to see Ram Bahadur Bamjan.

She has been kept in the custody of Immigration Department in Kathmandu as her visa expired on June 3 last year.

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Buddha Boy aides beat up villagers

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SARLAHI:Aides of Ram Bahadur Bomjan, known as Buddha Boy, who is taking shelter at Sarlahi’s Pattharkot, thrashed local youths on Sunday night, police said.

Bomjan’s aides took 13 local youths under their control and assaulted them up. Injured Mohan Gurmachhan complained that Buddha Boy’s assistants took them to Bomjan’s abode and thrashed them.

Mohan said 13 youths including Sushil Lama, and Min Bahadur Biswokarma were injured in the incident.

After the incident, villag-ers retaliated against Bomjan’s aides. Irate locals have demanded the perpetrators offer apology and quit the village at the earliest.

Area Police Office Patthar-kot in-charge Santosh Shre-stha said they had decided to ask Ankit Lama, one of the Bomjan’s aides, to apologise and quit the village. “We will not allow people to break the law in the name of religion,” he added.

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Posted on: 2013-01-23 05:17:30

My community has been changed for the better due to “The Buddha boy”. Their will be obsatcles and many worldly detractors, but this kind of truth and beauty will certainly advance all conciousness. I fully expected this kind of detraction from true path. “The truth stompped to the ground will rise again.” Wait for the truth- it is coming. John Triplett, Charleston WV

Posted on: 2012-12-12 22:36:36

Jason, are you really relying on the Nepali media to tell you the truth? It seems like you have been following Bomjon’s story for a while now. All I know is you or I won’t know who the guy is unless we ourselves go and meet and interact with the so called proclaimed ‘Buddha Boy’. You should know Nepali media can make a mountain out of a mole hill. Roshan Lamichhane, Indiana, USA

Posted on: 2012-12-11 22:57:53

Just less than a month ago, I stated there will be more and more violence surrounding this Ram Bomjon boy. What else can he invoke in the world as his confusion spreads. Jason Thomas, USA

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