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Rakhain temple monk attacked in Bangladesh

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 12:41 IST

Dhaka, July 13 (ANI): A monk of a Rakhain temple was attacked by unknown miscreants in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar town on Wednesday.

The monk identified as 75- year-old Open Bita, hailed from Arakan state of Myanmar.

Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police Station confirmed that a gang of unidentified miscreants stormed into the temple at Maillapar around 5:30 a.m. local time and attacked the monk indiscriminately, leaving him injured.

Bita was immediately rushed to Cox Bazar's Sadar Hospital.

Meanwhile, the police said that additional police force have been deployed in and around the temple to ward off any further trouble. (ANI)