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Lynching at Singhu border: Nihang arrested for brutal killing of Dalit Sikh at farmers' protest

Nihang Saravjit Singh surrendered to the police on Friday evening, claiming responsibility for the murder, and was arrested. He will be presented in court today.

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Singhu, First Published Oct 16, 2021, 12:03 PM IST
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The horrendous killing of a man at the farmers' protest site on the Singhu border has sent chills down the spines of several people with many equating the gruesome incident to a Taliban-style killing.

Haryana Police on Friday detained one person in Sonipat in connection with the Singhu border incident where a corpse was found hanging with hands and legs chopped at the spot where farmers' protest is underway.

"The person has been detained from Kundli in Sonipat. An FIR has been lodged," said police as quoted by ANI.

Nihang Saravjit Singh surrendered to the police on Friday evening, claiming responsibility for the murder, and was arrested. He will be presented in court today.

Jashandeep Singh Randhawa, superintendent of police, (SP), Sonepat, said, “One Nihang Sikh has been taken into custody. He will be produced in the court later in the day. We are probing his role in the murder. The claim of desecration of holy book at the Singhu border is yet to be verified. It is a matter of investigation.”

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In several videos that emerged on Friday night, Sarvjit Singh took responsibility for allegedly killing Lakhbir Singh, alleging that he had desecrated the holy book.

On Friday, the police had said that a preliminary probe had suggested that Nihangs had killed Lakhbir Singh, a Dalit Sikh from Cheema Kalan village in Tarn Taran, Punjab, as they suspected him of desecrating the holy book at a gurudwara at Singhu border.

Meanwhile, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers' unions leading the protest, has condemned, and distanced itself from the murder.

"... want to make it clear both sides - the Nihang group (and) the deceased - have no relation with the Kisan Morcha," it said. The group said it abhorred religious sacrilege but nobody could take the law into their hands. The guilty must be punished, the farmers body said, and offered the police its support. 

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