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Buddhist monk killed in Bangladesh monastery

By Daniel Uria
A Buddhist monk was found with his throat slit at a monastery in the Bandarban of Bangladesh. Police believe Yu Gayinda, 75, was attacked and killed by at least four people on Friday night. No group claimed responsibility for the murder and police determined that it was likely not related to a string of hacking deaths reported in the area. 
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A Buddhist monk was found with his throat slit at a monastery in the Bandarban of Bangladesh. Police believe Yu Gayinda, 75, was attacked and killed by at least four people on Friday night. No group claimed responsibility for the murder and police determined that it was likely not related to a string of hacking deaths reported in the area. Screen capture/Google Maps

BANDARBAN, Bangladesh, May 14 (UPI) -- An elderly Buddhist monk was found with his throat slit in a monastery in the Bandarban district of Bangladesh on Saturday.

Police said 75-year-old Yu Gayinda, born Maung Sai U Chak, was likely killed Friday night, after his body was found by someone bringing him breakfast.

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According to the BBC, police believe he was attacked by at least four people while inside the monastery.

A string of hacking deaths targeting religious minorities, secular activists and academics have been reported in the area including the murder of a professor on his way to work in April.

Fundamentalist Islamic organization Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh were connected to most of the killings, but no group has claimed responsibility for the murder of Gayinda.

Police determined that this case was not likely related to the hacking deaths, as they were traditionally conducted in public and groups typically claimed responsibility publicly shortly after.

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