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A Buddhist monk was found dead with his throat slit in a monastery in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said.

Three people have been detained in relation to the attack, state media reported.

The body was discovered by someone bringing him breakfast at the monastery in Bandarban, a district that borders Myanmar.

The victim, Yu Gayinda – born Maung Sai U Chak (monks acquire a new name at initiation) – was in his 70s. Police said he was likely killed Friday night.

No one has claimed responsibility for the killing.

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An initial investigation determined the killing does not fit the pattern of a series of religious and politically-motivated hacking deaths in Bangladesh, which have typically been carried out in public with a quick claim of responsibility by extremist groups.

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Killings targeting minorities and secular thinkers have gripped the country and made headlines in recent months.

A week earlier, a Muslim Sufi spiritual leader was found hacked to death. Last month alone saw similar killings of a university professor, a Hindu tailor, an atheist blogger and two gay rights activists.