New Delhi: A Buddhist monk was hacked to death by unidentified men in Baisakhi area of Bandarban, Bangladesh.
The body of 70-year-old Mawng Shoi Wuu was found in a monastery where he used to live alone in the Uparshakh Para of Chittagong Hill Tract.
According to the police, the murder took place on Friday night.
Wuu who was the Chief of the monastery, was found brutally murdered with his throat slit. The police are investigating the matter. Though the identity of the assailants is yet to be ascertained, the police suspect the involvement of ‘homegrown’ Islamist radicals behind the murder.
Recently, Bangladesh has been in the news for the murders of non-Muslim community priests and the responsibility of these murders has been claimed by Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda. However, nobody has claimed the responsibility of the murder of the Buddhist monk so far.