Buddhist monk murdered in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) A 70-year-old Buddhist monk was found murdered inside a monastery in Bangladesh’s Bandarban district on Saturday.

Police said that assailants slit his throat sometime during Friday night, bdnews24.com reported.

Mawng Shoi Wuu was found dead in the morning by a worker of the monastery that is located at Bandarban’s Naikhyongchari Upazila, said the police.

Wuu was the chief of the monastery.

His killing follows the murder of two prominent gay activists, a law student and a university professor in April.

In February, a Hindu priest was beheaded in northern Bangladesh.

More than 20 people have been killed by suspected Islamists in the last three years.

However, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that he suspects involvement of the monk’s relatives.

“We think the monk’s relatives are involved,” he said.

–IANS

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