He committed a sacrilege in a Sikh temple in India and was lynched and killed during a live broadcast

The Golden Temple, in Amritsar, Punjab state, India.

A man was beaten to death by a mob after an alleged sacrilege attempt at the Golden Temple of Sikhs in the Indian city of Amritsar, located in Punjab state, police said, in an incident that has fueled tensions over a very sensitive issue just before the elections in the state.

According to witnesses, the man jumped over the railing of the sanctum sanctorum inside the Golden Temple during the daily evening prayer and tried to grab the sword in front of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. Those present arrested him and killed him.

Television footage of the incident (prayers are broadcast every day) they showed people running to stop the man.

Police confirmed the man died after the incident and said they were checking all CCTV cameras in their efforts to find out where he came from, when he entered the Golden Temple, and how many people were with him.

“Tonight, during prayers, a man jumped over the fence and entered the closed area. The congregation was offering prayers and bowing down “said Parminder Singh Bhandal, Amritsar’s deputy police commissioner.

“The man, between 20 and 25 years old, who had a yellow cloth tied around his head, jumped over the fence, the people inside grabbed him and escorted him to the corridor where there was a violent altercation and he died.”, He said. saying.

“I was alone. All details will be revealed, as there are many CCTV cameras in the area and our crews are on the alert, scrutinizing the footage. The autopsy will be done later. We will verify where it was from “Bhandal added to the PTI news agency which quoted him as saying the man belonged to Uttar Pradesh.

He committed an alleged sacrilege in a Sikh temple and was lynched during a live broadcast
Moment when a stranger enters the holy place and takes the sword of the Sikhs

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, whose party Congress has fought allegations that he has been lax in handling cases of sacrilege, condemned the incident on Twitter.

The desecration of the guru Granth Sahib and Sikh temples is a very emotional issue in Punjab and among Sikhs, who view the holy book as their eleventh guru.. There have been several instances of sacrilege in recent years that have generated intense outrage and political turmoil.

The issue was one of the hotbeds of tension in the dispute between former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and the head of the Punjab Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu, which ultimately resulted in the former’s resignation.

He committed an alleged sacrilege in a Sikh temple and was lynched during a live broadcast
One of the Gurus comes out behind the intruder and all the others present in the temple look altered.

The opposition party Akali Dal was quick to attack the state government over Saturday’s incident which it said was a “Deep-seated conspiracy.”

“The state and the central government must investigate this. It is a matter of great pain. It is an attempt to weaken the Punjab, which is the arm of the sword of India. Some people have turned it into a political game in the last five years. “Akali Dal MP leader Balwinder Bhunder told NDTV.


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