Buddhist monk commits suicide in Bodh Gaya temple

March 4th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Bodh GayaPatna, March 4 (IANS) A young Buddhist monk committed suicide in the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya town Wednesday, the police said.
Vaninta, a monk in his 20s, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the temple complex, the police said.

Chatindra, another monk, said: “We were not sure about the reason behind his suicide.” The deceased hailed from Tripura and was studying Pali language in Bodh Gaya, he added.

The Mahabodhi temple, declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 by Unesco, is visited by thousands of tourists annually, especially from countries where there is a strong Buddhist community.

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