The National Committee for Social Castes on Friday asked Haryana police to crack down on those behind the execution of a man at a farmers’ protest venue in Kundli near the Delhi-Haryana border. The head of the National Criminal Police Commission, Vijay Sampla, also requested a preliminary report from Haryana Police within 24 hours.
A man was summarily executed, his hand amputated and his body tied to a metal railing at a farmers’ protest site in Kundli near the Delhi-Haryana border, a horrific incident blamed on a group of Nihangs.
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Sampla said the man who was identified as Lakhbir Singh belonged to the Scheduled Caste community. Denouncing the violence, Sambla said the National Security Center had requested a preliminary report from Haryana police within 24 hours.
He also asked the Haryana police to take strict measures in the incident. In a video that went viral on social media platforms, some members of the Nihangs are seen standing while the man lies on the ground in a pool of blood with his severed left hand lying next to him.
In the clip, the Nihang family is heard saying that the man has been punished for desecrating a Sikh holy book. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers’ unions leading protests on the Delhi border against three center agricultural laws, said a group of Nihangs claimed responsibility for the brutal killing after the deceased attempted to desecrate the Sarbloh Granth, a Sikh holy book.