•      Sat Jul 13 2024

Bamjan sentenced to 10 years imprisonment along with fine

Sarlahi, July 1: The Sarlahi District Court has sentenced Ram Bahadur Bamjan, an ‘ascetic’ to 10 years imprisonment and fine of five hundred thousand rupees after behind him guilty of committing sexual offenses against a minor.

A bench of Judge Jeevan Kumar Bhandari today has decided to sentence Bamjan to 10 years imprisonment and fine him Rs 500,000 to be given to the victim, records keeper at the court Sadan Adhikari informed.

The court had earlier convicted Bamjan for the crime and pronounced the sentence today. The girl’s family had lodged a complaint at the District Police Office Malangwa, alleging that 30-year-old Bamjan, a resident of Nijgadh Municipality-12 of Bara District, had sexually abused her while they were staying at an ashram in Patharkot, Lalbandi Municipality of Sarlahi.

In the same case, Bamjan was arrested by the CIB team from his residence in Budhanilkantha Municipality-6 of Kathmandu.
Bamjan, also known as ‘Little Buddha’, is accused of murdering, disappearing and sexually assaulting his followers living in the ashram. Five families have filed a complaint against Bamjan.

It is alleged that three young women and two young men living in the ashram have gone missing. #crime #nepal

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