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Another man beaten to death by mob over alleged sacrilege attempt in Punjab

Another man was beaten to death by a mob over a sacrilege attempt in Punjab's Kapurthala, a day after a person who hailed from UP was killed by an angry crowd for sacrilege attempt inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple.

Puneet Pareenja Edited by: Puneet Pareenja
New Delhi Updated on: December 19, 2021 16:08 IST
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Highlights

  • The incident has come a day after a man was beaten to death over sacrilege attempt in Golden Temple
  • The police initially rescued the man but angry crowd beaten him to death
  • An investigation in the case has been initated

Another man was beaten to death in Punjab's Kapurthala over a sacrilege attempt on Sunday. The incident has come after a man was killed by a mob who allegedly attempted to commit "sacrilege" inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday evening.

In Kapurthala, there was an attempt to sabotage the Nishan Sahib, located in front of the Nizampur police post at around 4 am on Sunday.

The Sangat, who had come to perform at Gurdwara Sahib, grabbed him and started beating him. The police rescued the man and locked him in a room but angry villagers beat him to death.

Meanwhile, Saturday's incident at the Golden Temple drew sharp reactions from political leaders, with Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi ordering a probe into it.

The incident took place when the man jumped golden grills inside the sanctum sanctorum, picked a sword and reached near the place where a Sikh priest was reciting the holy Guru Granth Sahib.

The man was caught by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) task force members.

When he was being taken to the SGPC office, angry crowd thrashed him badly that later led to his death.

Deputy Commissioner of Police P S Bhandal said the man, hailing from UP, could be around 25 to 30 years of age and his antecedents are being verified.

All CCTV cameras are being checked to know when he entered the Golden Temple and how many people were with him.

After the incident, a large number of Sikh devotees and various Sikh outfits slammed the SGPC for its laxity.

A heavy police force has been deployed around the SGPC complex at Teja Singh Samundri Hall to maintain law and order.

Several political leaders condemned the alleged sacrilege attempt at the Golden Temple.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi ordered a probe into the matter.

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