Another man lynched in Punjab, second incident within 24 hours

Ground Report | New Delhi: Another man lynched in Punjab; A man was lynched on the charge of indecency on Sunday morning at Gurdwara Sahib in Nizampur village of Kapurthala.

An attempt was made to sabotage the Nishan Sahib located in front of the Nizampur police post in Kapurthala at around 4 am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police Chief tweeted, “I take seriously the unfortunate incidents in Amritsar and Kapurthala. Any attempt to violate communal harmony in the state will be dealt with sternly.”

In Punjab, a youth was brutally thrashed for disrespecting the Nishan Sahib (Sikh flag). The caretaker of the gurdwara, Amarjit Singh, had alleged that he had seen a youth disrespecting the Sikh flag in the early hours of Sunday. At around four in the morning, Singh had left the Gurudwara to offer Nitnem (prayer).

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When the lights came back on, the gurudwara managers saw the young man and tried to catch him. A video of the incident had gone viral on social media. He tried to run away from the spot but was caught. After this the young man was brutally beaten up. This is the second case of lynching in Punjab over alleged sacrilege in 24 hours.

Sikh organizations also protested outside the gurdwara and demanded that the youth be handed over to them so that they can “teach them a lesson” as they alleged that the Punjab government had failed to punish the accused in the Bargari sacrilege case.

After this, the police forcefully entered the room, followed by Sikh activists and in the scuffle that followed, the mob allegedly killed the youth with a sword.

Gurdwara manager Amarjit Singh alleged that the youth was trying to sabotage the Nishan Sahib (a Sikh religious flag) inside the gurdwara and went inside the premises in search of it. Singh said that they caught him early in the morning and claimed that someone had sent him from Delhi.

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Briefing media persons, SSP Khakh said that Singh woke up at 4 am and saw a man inside the gurdwara. Soon the youths tried to run away. Two sevadars (colleagues) sent by Singh caught hold of the youth and thrashed him. “The youth was wearing a jacket worn by the students of the Gurudwara, on the basis of which the servitors caught him. This indicates that the youth intended to commit theft,” the SSP said.

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