Nihang surrenders claiming brutal killing at Singhu border
Kundli : A member of the warrior Sikh order 'Nihang' surrendered on Friday following a gruesome killing at a farmers' protest site at Singhu on the Haryana-Delhi border. The victim was found with the right foot and left hand cut off.
Nihang Saravjit Singh surrendered to the police on Friday evening, claiming responsibility for the murder, and was arrested. The police will present him before the court on Saturday.
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said the action will be taken against the guilty ones. He held a meeting at his residence in Chandigarh - attended by Home Minister Anil Vij and the Haryana Police DGP - to discuss the killing.
The police had said the body was found at 5 am, after the local station (Kundli) was alerted. News agency ANI quoted JS Randhawa, Superintendent of Sonipat Police, as saying "vital clues" had been recovered. Earlier Sandeep Khirwar, IGP (Rohtak Range) told ANI a forensic team examined the area.
Unconfirmed reports say Lakhbir Singh was beaten to death and his left hand and right foot were cut off for allegedly desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikhs' holy book. His killers then tied the body to a police barricade and left it there to be discovered.