A Nihang Sikh allegedly killed a younger man, over claims of sacrilege, at a gurdwara in Punjab’s Kapurthala district on Monday night time. The Nihang, recognized as Ramandeep Singh, posted a video on social media of the younger man and took duty for the killing. Police officers are on the spot.
Ramandeep Singh claimed the person had mentioned he had been despatched to commit sacrilege.
The accused has locked himself contained in the premises of the Chaura Khooh gurdwara in Phagwara city, senior police officer Gurpreet Singh was quoted by information company ANI. “A Nihang Sikh killed a youth at Gurudwara Shri Choura Khooh Sahib over suspicions of sacrilege. Investigation is underway,” he mentioned.
That is the second incidence of violence involving Nihang Sikhs in Kapurthala up to now three months.
In November a policeman was killed after a gaggle of Nihangs opened hearth at cops making an attempt to clear encroachments inside a gurdwara on the centre of a dispute between two factions.
Five people were arrested for that incident.
Nihangs belong to a Sikh warrior group that traces its origin to the creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. They’re distinguished by their blue robes and sometimes carry weapons like swords.
Over time they’ve been concerned in numerous grisly killings, with many linked to “sacrilege”.
In 2020, throughout the top of the Covid lockdown, a gaggle chopped off the hand of policeman in Patiala, with a sword, after he requested them to indicate ‘motion passes’ that have been necessary for all.
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