An Army man was attacked and killed in a gruesome, honorific & shameful manner by members of a gurudwara in Punjab. The Army man lynched to death by a mob at a Gurudwara in Gurdaspur, Punjab. According to reports, the incident occurred at the Gurudwara at Tibri Road in Gurdaspur. The mob was led by the manager of the Gurudwara. The victim has been identified as Deepak Singh.
Army man lynched at Gurudwara on suspicion of theft
Deepak Singh was a resident of Lahri Sarmon station, Taragarh. He was posted at Arunachal Pradesh and worked for GREF. He was returning home after six months. According to his father, Onkar Singh, he got off at Amritsar Airport and was travelling to Pathankot by bus. Deepak Singh mistakenly got off at the Kahnuwan Chowk. According to reports, his father said that Deepak called him late at night and told him that he was beaten on the suspicion of theft. At this time, the call was cut off and subsequently, his phone was switched off. He had gone to the Gurudwara at around 11 pm in the night to drink water.
After a protest Police registered a case
Reportedly, the Police somehow managed to rescue Deepak from the situation and admitted him to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later. According to the father, his son was murdered by Gurjeet Singh and Dalbir Singh among others. Initially, the Police registered a case of negligent homicide following which the family of the deceased and villagers registered their protest by blocking the Pathankot-Amritsar national highway. They kept the dead body of the deceased on the road during their protest.
Ultimately, the Police was forced to register a case of murder against two accused following which the protest was called off. Deepak’s father however, claims that the Police is trying to shield those responsible for his son’s death.