Buddha Boy Back with a Vengeance

http://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddha-boy-back-vengeance/

This article is still searchable on Google but I am recording it here for the eventual future censorship by Bomjon’s Sangha…

Buddha Boy Back with a Vengeance

By Tricycle

Jul 27, 2010 – See more at: http://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddha-boy-back-vengeance/#sthash.gzDS3bjp.dpuf

Even Buddha boy gets angry.* Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as Buddha boy, is back in the news after capturing and beating 17 locals near Manaharwa village in the Bara district of Nepal. He reportedly held the victims for 24 hours and beat them with sticks. Why this happened is unclear. The Himalayan Times reports that it was because the locals were “trying to scuttle his meditation,” while they were collecting vegetables in the Ratanpuri forest. A nepalnews.com article, however, claims that Bamjan was upset with the locals for taking part in the animal sacrifices of the Gadhimai festival—claims Bamjan has denied. See previous Buddha boy blog coverage here. *He claims that he was not angry during the beating. – See more at: http://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddha-boy-back-vengeance/#sthash.gzDS3bjp.dpuf

 

Nayapatrika Daily: Bomjon attacks 17 Madeshi men

Nayapatrika Daily and Spotlighnepal.com

http://spotlightnepal.com/News.aspx?ArticleID=108

“After earning media fame through his long days of fasting and meditation, Ram Bahadur Bomjon landed in serious controversy following his physical assault to 17 villagers from the nearby village. According to local police, Bomjon hijacked 17 common people out of 24 who went to collect forest products.

After release from Bomjon, local people registered a complaint against him at the police station. The police is enquiring now about the incident. In the meantime, Bomjon rejected the charges by the local villagers. “When they entered our camp, I asked our volunteers to arrest them. I physically assaulted villagers when they did not respond to my call not to disturb me,” said Bomjon, in a press conference. “I will not attend police station in this case.”

Local people are putting pressure on police to book Bomjon for his misdemeanor and they have already lodged the protest against malpractice conducted by Bomjon.”

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