//Little Buddha disappears from meditation site

Little Buddha disappears from meditation site

Kathmandu | March 11, 2006 6:36:22 PM IST

Ram Bahadur Bomjan, who has been meditating without any food or water in the jungles of southern Nepal for the last 10 months, has been reported missing from his meditation site since this morning.

The 16-year-old boy, who is known as little Buddha due to his Buddha style meditation, was meditating in the forest of Ratanpuri village in Bara district without any food and water since May last year, disappeared at around 0300 hrs local time, a local radio network reported.

”It is unclear whether he had left his meditation or was abducted by someone,” it said, adding police have been pressed into service to search for him.

”He may have left his meditation site due to disturbance caused by a large number of people who gather to see him everyday,” a local resident told UNI over telephone, adding he may have shifted to a new place.

Meanwhile, another local radio network said that he was found near the same place where he used to meditate.