In a gruesome case of killing, a man was brutally hacked to death and his body was put on display in front of the protesting farmers’ stage at the Singhu border outside the national capital. Nihangs are accused of executing the horrifying crime over the sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib – the holy book of the Sikh community.
As per the latest details, the victim was identified as Lakhbir Singh, a Dalit resident of Cheema Khurd village within Sarai Amanat Khan police station in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. He was working as a sevadar for the Nihangs, Times Now has learnt. Today morning, his mutilated body was found tied to an overturned police barricade in front of the main stage of protesting farmers at the Singhu border.
According to an assistant sub-inspector, at around 5 am they received information that Nihangs have chopped off a man’s hand and hanged him from a barricade near a stage at the Singhu border, where the farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s three agri laws. Based on the information, two police constables reached the spot and found that the victim’s body was surrounded by Nihangs, who did not cooperate in the enquiry.
It is being said that the victim had disrespected Guru Granth Sahib kept in a makeshift gurdwara near the stage at the Singhu border, following which his limbs were chopped off and he was hanged from the barricade. Initially, he was hanged upside down. After he bled to death, the body was positioned upright. Shockingly, the horrifying barbarity was filmed on camera by children. As per the Facebook live by one of the eyewitnesses, the incident happened around midnight and the police were informed about it around 5 am.
When police personnel arrived there, the agitators did not allow him to go near the victim. Later, the police managed to retrieve the body and sent it for post-mortem examination. A case has been registered at the Kundli police station.
Report via TimesNow