Kathmandu, July 3
The Sarlahi District Government Attorney’s Office has filed a case against controversial ascetic Ram Bahadur Bamjan, once known as Little Buddha, on the charge of raping and making children disappear in the name of religion.
District Attorney Keshav Prasad Gautam says a jail sentence up to 14 years has been demanded as per the Act Relating to Children, 2018. Two others–Gyan Kumar Bamjan and JB Gurung–have also been accused of acting as accomplices. The government has demanded that they are sentenced up to seven years.
In the past few months, police had tried to arrest Ram Bahadur Bamjan at his ashram in Sindhuli, but in vain.