A Buddhist monk was hacked to death by another monk on Thursday.
The incident took place in the Kuhalong Union under Sadar upazila of Bandarban.
The deceased has been identified as Maung Thui Sung.
Police sources said he was killed with a sharp weapon that hit his head, in the Monastery’s kitchen. He is believed to be killed due to personal conflicts.
The accused killer escaped and could not be arrested.
Police sent the body of the monk to Bandarban Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy. Preparations for filing a murder case are underway.
Bandarban District Superintendent of Police Zakir Hossain Majumder said: “Our team is working on the investigation at the moment. After the investigation, I can tell the details.”
Meanwhile, such a killing in a religious institution has led to a great deal of questions in Bandarban. Many have demanded the arrest and exemplary punishment of the person involved in the murder.