Elderly Buddhist monk killed in Bangladesh

Dhaka:A 75-year-old Buddhist monk was hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh's Bandarban district. An official said the monk's body was found inside a Buddhist temple, BBC reported. Police said Maung Shue U Chak appeared to have been attacked by at least four people at the temple in Baishari, 350 km south-east of the capital Dhaka. His killing follows the murder of two prominent gay activists, a law student and a university professor in April. In February, a Hindu priest was beheaded in northern Bangladesh. More than 20 people have been killed by suspected Islamists in the last three years.  

IANS