Bangladesh: 3 detained in connection with murder of Buddhist monk

Law Enforcers on Sunday detained three suspects for their involvement in the killing of an elderly Buddhist monk in Bangladesh’s Naikkhangchhari upazila of Bandarban district.

The suspects have been identified as Abdur Rahim, 25, Md Zia, 26, and Sa Mong Chak, 35.

Abul Khair, the officer-in-charge (OC) of Naikkhangchhari Police Station, confirmed that they were detained from their houses, reports the Daily Star.

U Damma Oaing Cha Bhikkhu, a 73-year-old Buddhist monk, was found dead, with his throat slit, in his temple Chak Nirvana Bouddha Kyang yesterday.

Khair quoting the locals said that two Rohingya men were seen loitering some place away from the usual walk way near the murder spot.

The elderly monk had on Thursday reportedly informed his son that he was feeling unsafe since two unidentified men roamed the temple area.

He had also informed that something unexpected will happen to him and asked his son to stay alert.

Aung Sa Dhoai Chak, the victim’s son, said his father did not have any enmity with anyone in the area.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killing.

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