Kyauk Taw, 26 June 2016
A Buddhist monk was found dead on Saturday at the shoreline of Kaladan river in Arakan State, which was later brought to Kyauk Taw township hospital for autopsy by the police on duty.
The victim was yet to be identified.
A police officer from Kyauk Taw police station confirmed that they found the monk at the shoreline of Kaladan river in between Penae Chaung and Web Mine villages under Kyauk Taw township.
The victim’s body was cremated same day after the autopsy as the authority was convinced that the monk faced the death accidentally.
But many local residents alleged that the monk was killed by the criminals with an aim to create instability in the State engulfing hatred between the indigenous Buddhists and Muslim settlers.
They also asked the authority to disclose the autopsy report.
Ko Zaw Win, a social activist based in Kyauk Taw township informed that he heard about the monk lying at the Kaladan shoreline and accordingly informed the police and other villagers.
The social activist however asserted that he had no idea about the cause of the monk’s death.