'Buddha boy' under investigation in Nepal over missing devotees

(www.theguardian.com)

A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu have said. […] The 28-year-old has a devout following but has been accused of physically and sexually assaulting some of his followers. Special police investigators have begun inquiries after the families of four devotees allegedly vanished from his ashrams.

It’s interesting how often this is seen with religious people who are put on petestals for most of their life. It’s almost as if the practitioners of a faith have learned absolutely nothing from its teachings … 🙄