London: The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fears Chinese agents have given training to bogus female devotees to kill him with poison while seeking blessings.
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, the Dalai Lama, 76, said that he had received the warning of the plot from inside Tibet.
Indian security officials have advised the Nobel laureate to live in a high security cordon in his temple palace grounds in Dharamsala, a hill station in Himachal Pradesh.
"We received some sort of information from Tibet," he said. "Some Chinese agents training some Tibetans, especially women, you see, using poison – the hair poisoned, and the scarf poisoned – they were supposed to seek blessing from me, and my hand touch."
The ties between China and the Tibetan government-in-exile in India remain murky.