Samye Ling buddhists killed

The co-founder of the Samye Ling centre in Eskdalemuir has been killed in Chengdu, China, along with two other monks.

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Victim, Akong Tulku Rimpoche Credit: Samye Ling Centre

It's been confirmed that one of the men arrested for allegedly stabbing a Buddhist monk to death in China, had lived at a monastary in Dumfries and Galloway for five years

The victim, Akong Rimpoche, co-founded the Samye Ling Tibetan monastery in Eskdalemuir.

His brother, who is the current abbot there, has released a statement saying one of the three men arrested was resident there and used to make religious sculptures.

He also denied reports that the alleged murder was prompted by a dispute over money.

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