The chief priest of Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery in Basabo, Dhaka has received a death threat.
The letter was sent to the priest on Tuesday by a person who signed the letter as AB Siddique and claimed that he is a “fighter for Islam.”
Karuna Bhikku, one of the monks at the monastery, told the Dhaka Tribune that a person, who usually delivers official letters to the monastery, handed over the letter around 12:30pm.
[caption id="attachment_5109" align="alignnone" width="534"] The golden statue of Gautam Buddha at Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka
The letter read: “You [the chief priest of Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery] will be hacked to death brutally within a month; the golden statue Gautam Buddha cannot protect you from your death.
"Buddhists are enemies of Islam. So stop preaching your religion in Bangladesh.”
On information, police high-ups visited the monastery and the security around the area was increased.
Abdul Quddus, officer-in-charge at Sabujbagh police station, said a general diary had been filed with the police station in this regard.