The Haryana Police on Friday detained one person in connection with the Singhu border incident. Sarabjit Singh, a member of the Nihang community, has surrendered to the police and claimed responsibility for the barbaric killing of a man at the farmers’ protest in Kundli near the Delhi-Haryana border. He will be produced before a court in Sonipat on Saturday.
Sarabjit Singh’s father Kashmir Singh has also been arrested from Sonipat by the Haryana Police, sources said.
A man was lynched, his hand chopped off and the body bearing over 10 wounds caused by sharp-edged weapons tied to a barricade at a farmers' protest site at the Haryana-Delhi Singhu border outside of Delhi on Friday morning.
The victim, Lakhbir Singh, was a labourer from Cheema Khurd village in Punjab's Tarn Taran and aged around 35 years, police said.
In a video clip that surfaced on social media, some Nihangs are seen standing around the injured man with his severed left hand close to his head. The group is heard accusing him of desecrating a Sikh holy book.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 Indian farmers' unions against Centre's three farm laws, said a group of Nihangs has claimed responsibility for the brutal killing after the man allegedly tried to desecrate the Sarbloh Granth.
Earlier, the Haryana Police had said that by the time police personnel reached the spot, the person had died. When the police tried to take the body away, the people at the spot protested, an official statement said.
After some efforts, the body was brought to the Civil Hospital in Sonepat for post-mortem. An FIR was registered under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
(with PTI inputs)