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Buddhist monk arrested for strangling police officer to death

A Buddhist monk was arrested today for allegedly strangling a police officer to death. 

The officer is understood to have been investigating the monk over an allegation of paedophilia when he entered the temple in Ratnapura the monk was believed to be, after the monk ignored the court summons. 

Local papers reported the monk pushed the officer, who had arrived alone, to the ground and strangled him with his bare hands. 

The officer was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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