Gangtok: Close on the heels of a man from Maharashtra’s Nashik making bizarre claims about side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine, a Sikkim resident has now claimed that he has developed ‘magnetic powers’ after he got the second dose of the Covishield vaccine.

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After seeing the news of the Nashik man “getting magnetic strength” on TV, Pema Dorjee Bhutia tried to do a similar act with some of his kitchen utensils, and he claims it worked.

The 52-year-old native of Martam in East Sikkim was shocked when the metal objects stuck to his body. He used spoons and coins, and he said they all stuck to his body.

Pema Dorjee Bhutia is a former Sikkim Armed Police jawan

Bhutia, a former Sikkim Armed Police jawan, voluntarily retired from service in 2018 to pursue his passion in sports. He said he got his second Covishield shot on March 31 after the first jab on March 1.

“I saw the news yesterday and tried to see if it works. To my surprise, it actually did. It was not a one-off case. This morning too, a few of the my fellow police personnel came to my place and tried the same on my body. It worked again. Utensils are getting glued to my body,” said Bhutia.

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Bhutia has been actively involved in sporting activities and coaching for bodybuilding, powerlifting and strength lifting. He has been an international referee for strength lifting and is also the state coach for the sport.

Looking at his devotion to sports, the press fraternity in Sikkim had started calling Pema Dorjee Bhutia as the ‘Iron Man’ of Sikkim since 2018

Looking at his devotion to sports, the press fraternity in Sikkim had started calling Bhutia as the ‘Iron Man’ of Sikkim since 2018.

Earlier on Friday, Nashik resident Arvind Jagannath Sonar, 70, claimed that he developed magnetic powers after taking the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The senior citizen claimed that metal objects are easily getting stuck on his body after taking the second dose of the vaccine a few days ago.

To prove his claims, Sonar even made a video that has now gone viral on social media.

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