Buddha Bhoomi foundation activists protested against the murder of Buddhist monk in Bandarban, near Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday.
Buddhist monks pose with placards during a silent protest in Mumbai on May 23, 2016, against the murder of an elderly Buddhist monk earlier in the month in Bangladesh. Pic/AFP
An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death earlier this month in Bangladesh, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation.
Buddha Bhoomi foundation activists protest against Buddhist monk murdered in Bandarban, near Gate way of India in Mumbai. Pic/AFP
The 70-year old Mawng Shoi Wuu was found dead in the morning by a worker of the monastery that is located at Bandarban's Naikhyongchari Upazila. Police said that assailants slit his throat sometime during Friday night.
Indian Buddhist monks pose with a placard in front of The Gateway of India monument in Mumbai on May 23, 2016, after a silent protest against the murder of an elderly Buddhist monk. Pic/AFP
Wuu was the chief of the monastery. 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.