Monday 23 January 2017

Buddhist monk killed in Bangladesh monastery

Published 14/05/2016 | 13:19

A Buddhist monk has been killed in Bangladesh
A Buddhist monk has been killed in Bangladesh

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in south-eastern Bangladesh.

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Police official Abul Khayer said the body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found on Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food. His throat had been slit overnight.

While no one has claimed responsibility for the killing, it follows a number of murders in recent years of members of religious minority groups, foreigners, atheist bloggers and secular publishers in Bangladesh by suspected Islamist radicals.

The killings have come amid growing concern that religious extremism is gaining ground in the once moderate Muslim-majority nation of 160 million.

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