AMRITSAR, Sep. 8, 2022 (TBINN)
A 22-year-old man was allegedly hacked to death by two Nihang Sikhs and another man, who accused him of being drunk and consuming tobacco near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, police informed today.
Around half a dozen onlookers, however, kept watching the entire episode at Kahia Wala Bazar and did not come forward to prevent it.
But, it got captured on a C.C.T.V. camera, the video of which surfaced on social media. After the assault, Harmanjeet Singh kept lying on the street throughout the night and died because of excessive bleeding, police said. The victim belonged to Chattiwind in Amritsar. In the two-minute video clip, two Nihang Sikhs could be seen engaging in an altercation with Harmanjeet.
Later, they could be seen assaulting him with some sharp-edged weapons. One person among the onlookers was seen joining them in assaulting the victim. Amritsar Police Commissioner Arunpal Singh said two people engaged in an argument with Harmanjeet while accusing him of being drunk and consuming tobacco. Then a person, working as a waiter in a nearby hotel, joined them.
Police said they have identified the three accused. The waiter, identified as Ramandeep Singh, has been arrested. Police maintained that raids are being conducted to nab the two Nihang Sikhs.
It is pertinent to mention here that Nihangs are a Sikh Sect whose blue-robed members are often seen carrying swords or spears.