South Asia | Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladeshi temple

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladeshi temple

May 14, 2016 3:00 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation.

A troubling rise in violence in Bangladesh has now seen seven murders since the start of last month alone
A troubling rise in violence in Bangladesh has seen seven murders since the start of April alone

No group has yet claimed responsibility, although the killing in the remote southeastern district of Bandarban appeared to bear a resemblance to several recent murders by suspected Islamist militants.

A troubling rise in violence in the South Asian nation has seen seven murders since the start of last month alone.

“Villagers found Bhante (monk) Maung Shue U Chak’s dead body in a pool of blood inside the Buddhist temple this morning. He was hacked to death,” Jashim Uddin, deputy police chief of Bandarban, said. Read More

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