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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.

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