A 35-year-old man was brutally murdered at the Singhu border outside Delhi. His body with a chopped hand was found hanging from a barricade near the main stage of protesting farmers on Friday morning.
As per the details available, the victim’s body with a chopped hand was found tied to an overturned police barricade in front of the main stage of protesting farmers at the Singhu border today morning.
It is being said that the victim — who is yet to be identified — had disrespected Guru Granth Sahib kept in a makeshift gurdwara near the stage at the Singhu border, following which he was brutally killed, one of his hands was chopped off and his body was put on display near the protest site.
“At about 5 am today, body of a man was found hanging with hands, legs chopped (off) at the spot where farmers’ protest is underway (in Kundli, Sonipat). No info on who is responsible (and) FIR lodged against an unknown person. Viral video is a matter of probe… rumours will linger,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Hansraj was quoted by news agency ANI.
Initial reports say Nihangs – a ‘warrior’ Sikh group – are being blamed for the brutal and sickening murder, which took place in Kundli in Haryana’s Sonipat district.
On October 3, Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh witnessed a vehicle-ramming attack and mob lynching incident during the farmers’ protest. In the incident, four farmers were killed apart from five others.
Farmer organisations claimed that so far 630 farmers have died protesting against the three farm laws for the past year.
An FIR has been registered in the case, said the DSP.
More details are awaited.
( With inputs from ANI )