Family of fifth missing Bomjan follower files report

- Post Report, SARLAHI

Jan 17, 2019-

Family of another nun from Sarlahi, who had been reportedly missing from Ram Bahadur Bomjan’s ashram for the past nine years, has requested police to find her whereabouts.

Earlier, families of four of Bomjan’s followers had filed complaints separately stating that they had gone out of contact from the ashram of the controversial ascetic.

According to Superintendent of Police Poshraj Pokharel, Somani Bot of Bagmati Municipality-12 filed the complaint at the District Police Office on January 2 stating that her daughter had gone out of contact from Bomjan’s ashram in Halkhoriya of Bara district.

According to Rita’s family, she left home for Bomjan’s ashram to be a nun 12 years ago. Somani said her daughter had come back along with Bomjan three years later.

Pokharel said they are searching for Rita on the basis of the complaint.

Rita is suspected to be the first nun to have gone missing from Bomjan’s shelter. “We are inquiring about her in various ashrams,” he added.

Bomjan, who in 2005 earned the media moniker “Buddha boy” for allegedly meditating for months without food, water or sleep, has been accused in the disappearance of five of his followers.

The families of Fulmaya Rumba and Sancha Lal Waiba of Makwanpur, Suresh Ale Magar of Bara, and Chunmo Dolma Tamang of Nuwakot filed separate complaints against him earlier.

Police raided Bomjan’s ashram in the forest of Indrawati Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district on January 4.

Published: 17-01-2019 08:22

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