A man’s body identified as Lakhbir Singh has been found tied to an overturned police barrier at the farmers’ protest site on the Singhu border this morning, with his left wrist cut and a puddle of blood on the ground. Nihangs are suspected of carrying out the heinous act of desecration against the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh community’s holy book. However, the police have yet to release an official comment on the situation. The event has already sparked fury among the farmers, who first refused to allow the police to investigate. However, Kundli police station authorities were later permitted to transport the body to a neighbouring public hospital.
“At around 5 a.m. today, a person was discovered hanging with hands and legs sliced off near the site of a farmers’ protest (in Kundli, Sonipat). There is no information on who is accountable and a FIR has been filed against an unknown person. The viral video is being investigated, and rumours will persist.”Deputy Supritendent by News Agency ANI
The Nihangs, some of whom are holding spears and surround his corpse, can be heard demanding that the victim give them his name and hometown. None of the males in the video help the victim or cares about his horrible injuries.
Another video shows the man’s body hanging upside down with a rope, his bloodied left hand, and a puddle of blood on the floor.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a farmers’ umbrella organisation that is among those leading the protest, will meet at midday to review the event and release a statement. The SKM distanced itself from the event and stated that it was willing to work with the Haryana government to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The event occurred as the party was travelling to the Karbala region of Jor Bagh. As a crowd-control tactic, the cops closed numerous entrances to the area. Sunil Yadav, deputy president of the Delhi BJP, uploaded video footage of the protesters pushing the gates of BK Dutt Colony when police attempted to stop them. The footage also showed some individuals attempting to escape through police barriers.