Unidentified miscreants killed an elderly Buddhist monk by slitting his throat in Naikkhangchhari upazila of Bandarban early today.
Body of the victim -- Mong Shwe U Chak, 75, -- was found near Baishari Bihar at Uppar Chak Para village in the upazila, our Bandarban correspondent reports quoting Abul Khair, officer-in-charge (OC) of Naikkhangchhari Police Station.
The victim’s daughter-in-law found the body when she went to the bihar with some food for the monk around 5:00am.
No valuables were missing from the bihar where he had been staying alone for the last two years, he added.
Aung Sa Dhoai Chak, son of the victim, told the correspondent that his father did not have any enmity with anyone in the area.
Panic spread among the locals due to the first attack of its kind in the area.
Motive of the killing is yet to be ascertained, the police official said.
Members of police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were deployed there, the correspondent said.
Citing locals, a lawyer of Supreme Court who is close to the country's Buddhist community told The Daily Star that U Chak had received anonymous death threats.
U Chak took the name of Udai Ma Oaisa when he became a monk two years ago, the lawyer, Jyotirmoy Barua, said.