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Singhu Border Murder Case: 3 Accused Sent To Six-Day Police Custody

The accused persons are Narayan Singh, Bhagwant Singh and Govind Preet Singh.

Amritsar Police arrests the second accused named Narayan Singh in the case related to Singhu border incident, in Amritsar on Oct 16, 2021. (ANI)

Sonipat: Three accused in the Singhu Border incident, where the mutilated body of a man was found hanging at the site of farmer’s protest, have been sent to six-day police custody by the Sonipat court on Sunday.

The accused persons are Narayan Singh, Bhagwant Singh and Govind Preet Singh. The police, while seeking 14-day custody of the accused argued in the court that it needs to identify other co-accused in the case who the accused know only by their faces and also recover some blood-stained clothes from the time of the crime.

They added that the accused have to be taken to other places in connection with other arrests in the case. Narayan Singh, a Nihang Sikh who is allegedly involved in killing farm labourer Lakhbir Singh at the Singhu border was arrested by the Punjab police on Saturday. Earlier on Friday, a body of a man, with hands and legs chopped off, was found hanging on a police barricade at the farmers’ protest site near the Singhu border.

Punjab, Oct 16 (ANI): Amritsar Police arrests the second accused named Narayan Singh in the case related to the Singhu border incident, in Amritsar on Saturday. (ANI)

READ ALSO: Singhu Border Killing: Two More Nihangs Detained By Haryana Police

The man was identified as Lakhbir Singh resident of village Cheema Khurd in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. The deceased is about 35-36 years old and used to work as a labourer.

Earlier on Friday, in a video clip that surfaced on social media, some Nihangs were seen standing around the victim with his severed left hand close to his head. The group was heard accusing him of desecrating a Sikh holy book. A case of murder was registered at the Kundli police station in Sonipat in connection with the lynching incident.

Around 15 Dalit outfits submitted a memorandum to the National Commission for Scheduled Caste Chairman Vijay Sampla on Saturday demanding stringent action against the culprits. These included the Akhil Bharatiya Khatik Samaj, Akhil Bharatiya Berwa Vikas Sangh, Dhanak Welfare Association and other organisations of Dalit employees and professionals. Political parties across the board have condemned the incident and demanded a thorough probe. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday said that the incident was extremely sad and shameful and demanded that the victim’s family be given compensation.

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