Monk killed inside Bandarban pagoda

Monk killed inside Bandarban pagoda


Bandarban – In another instance of savage killing presumably by religious militants, an elderly Buddhist monk was found dead with his throat slashed inside a pagoda at Chakpara in Naikhongchari upazila early Saturday.

Quoting daughter-in-law of the victim, Manu Ching Chak, police said monk Mong Sui U Chak,75, used to live at the pagoda alone.
On Saturday morning, when Manu got into the pagoda to serve Mong food, she found his throat-slit body inside around 5:30am, said Anisur Rahman, sub-inspector of Chakpara police camp.
Police later recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue.
Police suspect that miscreants broke into the temple some time at midnight and killed the monk by slitting his throat.
Mong Shoi U Chak was a religious leader preaching Buddhism in the area, said the SI, adding police were investigating the incident.
Six people, including Rajshahi University professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, USAID staff member and LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Tonoy, Hindu tailor Nikhil Chandra Joardar in Tangail, online activist Nazimuddin Samad and Pir Shahidullah (a preacher of Sufism) in Rajshahi were killed in almost the similar fashion, as claimed by law enforcers, in attacks by unknown assailants in the last two months.


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