NEW DELHI: Hours after a man was brutally killed at the farmers protest site at Singhu border, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) condemned the murder and distanced itself from the incident. The farmers’ body demanded that the culprits be punished according to law after investigating the allegation of murder and conspiracy behind sacrilege.
The statement from the farmers body issued by Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’, Yudhvir Singh, Yogendra Yadav came hours after a man, Lakhbir Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Tarn Taran was found brutally killed at the farmers’ protest site on Friday morning.
The Haryana Police has registered a case of murder and started the investigation.
In its statement, the SKM said, “It has come to the notice that a person hailing from from Punjab was mutilated and murdered this morning at the Singhu border.” ALSO READ & WATCH: Man Hanged To Death At Farmer Protest Site, Haryana Cops Begin Murder Probe On Nihangs
It also said that a “Nihang” group at the scene has claimed responsibility, saying that the incident took place because of the deceased’s attempt to commit sacrilege with regard to the Sarbaloh Granth.
It further stated that it is been reported that this deceased was staying with the same group of Nihangs for some time.
Distancing itself from the incident, the farmers body said, “SKM condemns this gruesome killing and wants to make it clear that both the parties to this incident, the Nihang group and the deceased person, have no relation with Samyukt Kisan Morcha.”
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It stated that SKM is against “sacrilege” of any religious text or symbol, but that does not give anyone the right to take the law into their own hands.
“We demand that the culprits be punished according to law after investigating the allegation of murder and conspiracy behind sacrilege,” it said, adding that as always, SKM will cooperate with the police and administration in any lawful action.
This peaceful and democratic movement is opposed to violence in any form, it added.
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