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Sakon Nakhon temple’s abbot found murdered

The Lao abbot of a Sakon Nakhon temple where he’d lived for 40 years was found murdered there on Monday morning.

Wat Sumangalaram abbot Luangpu Jittiyano, 90, was discovered at 9.30am with a fatal head wound, sitting against the wall of his living quarters at the temple in Bang Phang Kwang, Tambon Phang Kwang, Muang district.

He had migrated from Laos more than 40 years ago and was revered by followers in the Northeast.

Some of his devotees believed he had supernatural powers and could make protective items for them to carry and wear.

The Nation



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