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Imposter Lama swindles businessmen and public

Paanchthar, 1 June – An impostor donning a Buddhist Lama robe has conned businessmen and members of public off millions in cash and kind at Phidim of Paanchthar.

The person of suspected Tibetan origin who introduced himself as Tenjing Lama made off with Rs 1.8 million from various individuals before disappearing, said District Police Office, Paanchthar.

The Lama who stayed at the Sagun Hotel in Phidim cheated the businessmen and commoners of cash, gold and jewelries under the pretext of holding a prayer ritual, said Deepak Dhamala, who had fallen prey to Lama’s trick.

The Lama convinced the people that the prayer held with jewelries and gold will boost their businesses.

A total of 10 victims have filed complaints against the imposter at the District Police Office (DPO), said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Krishna Prasad Koirala. The police have launched an intensive search to find the Lama.