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No evidence of sacrilege in Kapurthala, FIR to be amended: Channi

Inspector-General, Jalandhar Range, G S Dhillon had said that as per investigations there was no visible sign of sacrilege and the police is investigating the allegations.

SNS | Chandigarh |

Following preliminary investigation of  the events behind a video where a man was lynched for alleged sacrilege, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said that no evidence of sacrilege has been found in the Kapurthala case.

Addressing a press conference, Channi said, “In Kapurthala (killing of a man for alleged sacrilege), no evidence that sacrilege was done. The matter is being probed… FIR to be amended.”

The autopsy of the unidentified man has revealed that he was attacked with a sharp weapon that left nearly injury marks mostly sharp, deep cuts likely by a sword.

“It has been revealed in the postmortem that he was attacked over with a sharp weapon leading to multiple injuries. There are over 30 sharp cut marks on the body including neck, head and hip,” executive Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Narinder Singh informed on Thursday.

“There is also a mark of inserting a sharp object into the chest,” he added while also saying that the cut mark on the left side of his throat reveals that his breathing tube was cut.

“We have taken DNA samples for identification of the body,” he added.

The last rites of the man were performed by the Municipal Corporation after the postmortem.

On 19 December, an unidentified man was allegedly beaten to death by locals at Nizampur in Punjab’s Kapurthala district for allegedly disrespecting the ‘Nishan Sahib’ at the village Gurudwara.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General, Jalandhar Range, G S Dhillon had said that as per investigations there was no visible sign of sacrilege and the police is investigating the allegations.

Videos of people beating up the man who allegedly attempted sacrilege have gone viral on the internet.  (With agency inputs)