Ekantipur/The Kathmandu Post: Locals clash with Bamjan’s followers
BARA, SEP 02 –
At least four people were injured when a clash erupted between locals and devotees of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, known as Buddha boy, in Halkhoriya on Tuesday. The clash flared up when around 100 locals intervened to rescue two others who were held captive by Bamjan’s followers since Monday.
According to local resident Jagjiban Kumar, the two sides clashed after Bamjan hit the locals with a stick. He said that the two captives were, however, released later. Uttim Guro and Sonam Kumar, both of Nijgad Municipality-11, along with their friends were said to be on their way back from work in India when they were captured.
The incident came to light after the duo’s friends informed the locals about what happened, after fleeing the incident. The injured, Bamjan’s followers Rup Bahadur Thing, Samir Gurung, Nagraj, and Rakesh Guro,have sustained injuries to the heads and bodies.
According to Police, who reached the site after being informed, said that Bamjan told them that he directed his followers to take Uttim and Sonam under control after ‘they under the influence of alcohol shouted offensive slurs’. Inspector Kailash Rai said that they will start investigating the matter.
Bamjan has been living in the forest at Halkhoriya for the past two months.
Posted on: 2014-09-03 09:23 (small typing error fixing by Marīci)
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Online Nepal: Fight broke out between Ram Bamjan’s followers and local villagers
4 people were injured in a fight between local villagers and the followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan who is well known as an ascetic person. This fight was happened when the followers of Ram Bamjan started to beat the local villagers for entering the jungle without permission. This fight was started when the villagers found that they had beaten one of the villagers named ‘Utim Guro’ vary badly all night tying his hands. In this fight, Ram Bamjan’s followers, Samir Gurung, Rup Bahadur Thing and Lama Balak are injured. Similarly, one villager, Rakesh Guro is also injured. Police has started their investigation for kidnapping the villager. Ram Bamjan has apologized on the behalf of his followers being such rude to the villagers.
http://onlinenp.net/2014/09/fight-broke-ram-bamjans-followers-local-villagers/ (in the meantime deleted, as the effect of the Bomjon-lobby efforts).
Buddha boy Ram Bahadur Bomjan had a fight with Sathania in Bara district. As you can see the bloody injury of two guys sitting next to him. Police was informed and came there to file a case against Bomjon. Bomjon claimed that some people had assaulted him by smoking cigarette while he was meditating. Also Bomjon mentioned his dis-satisfaction behavior and treat he has been receiving from the public. Local people suggested Bomjon to ask for help and support from police or local administration but not to confront with public. But Bomjon claimed that he did not get any support from the local administration. Previously, Ram Bomjon was banned by the authorities to meditate Halkhoria forest near the community of Dharahara – Bara district…
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