A 16-year-old boy who had been meditating and fasting in a Nepal forest for 10 months has been missing since Saturday morning, police say.
Locals and police searched the area in the southern district of Bara but have not been able to locate him so far.
Police have rejected reports that the young boy, popularly known as "Little Buddha", may have been abducted.
His followers say Ram Bomjan may have moved deep inside the forest looking for a quieter place to meditate.
Gee, I didn't think a fellow who spontaneously combusts every once in a while really needed much in the way of quiet. Maybe he's looking for a spot without so much deadwood lying around.
For a humorous take on this, see what Jim wrote at Irregular Times. He's even more cynical than I am.
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