Elderly Buddhist monk killed in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) A 75-year-old Buddhist monk was hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh’s Bandarban district.

An official said the monk’s body was found inside a Buddhist temple, BBC reported.

Police said Maung Shue U Chak appeared to have been attacked by at least four people at the temple in Baishari, 350 km south-east of the capital Dhaka.

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.



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