Body of man with hand and legs chopped off, tied to barricade, found at farmers’ protest site on Singhu Border

A disturbing video of the incident has emerged on social media which purportedly shows a group of Nihangs standing over the man after his wrist has been cut off. 

A disturbing video of the incident has emerged on social media which purportedly shows a group of Nihangs standing over the man after his wrist has been cut off. 

The body of a man with one his wrists cut off and legs chopped off was found tied to a police barricade at the farmers’ protest site on the Singhu border this morning, the police said.

“At about 5 am today, a body 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.

Reports claim that the gruesome killing was done by Nihangs – A radical Sikh group – but there is no official word from the authorities. They can be heard asking the man about his name and the village he hails from. However, a disturbing video of the incident has emerged on social media which purportedly shows a group of Nihangs standing over the man after his wrist has been cut off.

The Nihangs allegedly beat the man to death for desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikhs’ holy book. They reportedly beat him to death, hung the body on the police barricade and then cut off the wrist.

Asked about the video clip circulating on the social media, in which some people accused the deceased of committing sacrilege, he said the matter is being investigated. The body has been sent to the Sonipat civil hospital for post-mortem.

The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, the farmers’ body spearheading the farmers’ protest against farm laws, is expected to meet this afternoon to discuss the incident and then issue an official statement.

Last year, there was another incident involving Nihangs – a Punjab cop had his hand chopped off with a sword in Patiala after he asked them to show them ‘movement passes’ during the Covid lockdown.

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