Bandarban, May 14: Some miscreant killed a Buddhist monk by slaughtering inside a monastery in the Chittagong Hill Tracts district of Bandarban on Friday midnight.
The deceased was identified as Mawng Shoi Wuu (70), founder monk of Uporchakpara Buddhist temple.
Seventy-year-old Mawng Shoi Wuu was found dead in the morning by a worker of the monastery that is located at at Uporchakpara village under Baishsari union under Naikhyongchari Upazila, said local police’s Sub Inspector Kazi Ahsan.
Police said that assailants slit his throat sometime during Friday night.
Bangladesh has been rocked by a series of murders of priests belonging to non-Muslim communities and also secular Muslim personalities.
Police suspect the involvement of ‘homegrown’ Islamist radicals but global terror groups Islamic State and Al Qaeda have reportedly claimed responsibility for these murders.
According to sources, Mawng Shoi Wuu established the temple two years ago and he used to engage in deep contemplation there. He had no enmity.
Nobody has however claimed responsibility for the murder of the Buddhist monk so far.