‘Rather troubling’: Holy male leader of corpse-worshipping cult detained in Thailand

Caution: graphic descriptions. Bangkok: Cops in north-eastern

Thailand have actually jailed a forest-dwelling self-proclaimed holy guy whose fans presumably worshipped remains and taken in physical fluids as a remedy for illness, authorities stated on Monday. There were disorderly scenes as officers robbed the thatched home of 75-year-old Thawee Nanra on Sunday deep in a jungle in Chaiyaphum province. Fans yelled and scrambled with cops as the bearded, shirtless, white-haired guy was resulted in a cops vehicle. Police stated they discovered 11 remains on the facilities and regional media stated they were thought to be the bodies of his followers. Provincial Guv Kraisorn Kongchalad stated Thawee had at least a lots fans coping with him. Caskets including bodies were spread around the house. Devotees supposedly informed authorities that the leader’s urine and phlegm were thought to be remedies for diseases. Kraisorn stated he was stunned to find such practices still went on in the modern-day age. It’s rather troubling

to see that there are individuals who think in such superstitious notion. However this is not just about an individual belief anymore, he stated by phone. We have dead bodies, and we will need to deal with all firms to develop realities surrounding these individuals. Thailand’s population is frustrating Buddhist, however many individuals hold beliefs outside the faith, such as the praise of regional spirits and worry of ghosts. Cult-like groups aren’t unusual,

Thai Enquirer reported. The authorities think the group existed for more than 4 years without anybody seeing due to the fact that the place of the leader’s home remained in a remote forest location, far from other communities. But their privacy ended after a child of among the fans grumbled to a social networks celeb whose specialized is exposing unethical spiritual figures. Thawee was

at first charged with intruding on a forest location– his home was stated to be on public land– and prohibited events forbidden under illness control laws that have actually been utilized in the previous 2 years to

fight the coronavirus. Local media reported that he was rejected bail on Monday. Police state they are checking out other charges, consisting of illegal disposal of bodies. Last year a senior monk beheaded himself with a gadget his fans

assisted construct. The monk was attempting to trigger himself to be reincarnated as a greater being, reported. A different Thai cult in 2019 was examined after female trainees stated they had actually been persuaded into sex or raped by the group’s leader. AP with personnel press reporters Get a note direct

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