Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh


An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation. No group has yet claimed responsibility, although the killing in the remote southeastern district of Bandarban appeared to bear a resemblance to several recent murders by suspected Islamist militants. A troubling rise in violence in the South Asian nation has now seen seven murders since the start of last month alone. “Villagers found Bhante (monk) Maung Shue U Chak’s dead body in a pool of blood inside the…

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