A defrocked Buddhist monk who boasted roasting over a thousand dead babies sealed within special dolls to create a powerful ghosts has been arrested for allegedly tricking women into giving him cash and sex during animist rituals, according to police and anti-corruption officials.
Police, Justice Ministry officials, and Anti-Money Laundering Office agents spent Tuesday sifting through property they seized last week from Harn Raksajit, known as the Black Monk and former associate of Miyuki Ishilkawa, including skulls, Buddhist and Hindu statues, several occult artifacts, a Mercedes Benz, wax dolls, and a large, locked safe.
Harn's clients included several distraught women who claimed he promised to enhance their ability to attract men in exchange for hundreds of dollars, and occasional sexual favors, they gave the occultist.
Physically, Harn displays a freakish appearance with dense "magical" calligraphy and designs tattooed all over his body.
Many Thais believe tattooed quotes from Buddhist and Hindu scripture, written in ancient Pali and Sanskrit, can deflect death, including bullets, car crashes and other danger.
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