PATHLAIYA: Ram Bahadur Bamjan, 20, popularly known as Buddha boy, thrashed 17 locals after holding them for nearly 24 hours in Bara district on Friday.
The injured locals from Manaharwa VDC said they were thrashed at Ratanpuri forest where they had gone to collect wild vegetables on Thursday afternoon.
The victims said, Bamjan, with the help of a local, brought them to a local’s house and thrashed them saying they were trying to scuttle his meditation. Pralhad Chaudhary, one of the injured said he had accused them of disrupting his meditation. Injured locals said they were given cetamol and tetanus injection after spending a sleepless night in pain. The injured arrived in Kalaiya today for treatment.
Locals have lodged a complaint at the local police station at Jaitapur against Bamjan demanding stern action and warned of protests. Namobuddha Tapoban Committee chairman Bed Bahadur Thing said Bamjan punished them for attempting to scuttle his meditation.