Police said Rahim and Zia belonged to the Rohingya community
A court on Monday placed three men on remand in the case of a Buddhist monk killing in remote Naikkhangchhari upazila of Bandarban.
According to court sources, police produced the accused Arzina, Zahirul Haque alias Jasim and Hasan before the court of Chief Magistrate Abu Hanif on five-day remand prayer.
The court granted three days remand for Arzina and four days for Zahirul Haque alias Jasim and Hasan for each of them in the murder case filed by the victim’s family.
Police said the three accused were involved with “Chaya Nir” militant den in Chowdhurypara of Siktakunda town’s Premtala area.
According to police sources, in the early morning of May 14, 2016, 73-year old Buddhist monk U Damma Oaing Cha Bhikkhu was found dead with his throat slit in his temple Baishari Upor Chakpara Natun Chandra Nirvana Bouddha Bihar. The Bihar is some 250 yards away from the nearest village Upor Chak Para where his family members live.
Later, the family members of victim filed a case with Naikkhangchhari police station.
The police arrested several people including Abdur Rahim, 25, Md Zia, 26 and Sa Mong Chak, 35.
Police said Rahim and Zia belonged to the Rohingya community.
The killing bears the hallmark of previous murders of intellectuals, bloggers and minorities by Islamists in the country. –DhakaTribune.