Guwahati News Desk: A man suspected of trying to commit a sacrilegious act at Sikhism’s holiest shrine was beaten to death on Saturday.
According to sources, the incident took place during a prayer service at Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Regarding the incident, where the man allegedly barged into the inner sanctum of the Golden Temple, where the holy book of the Sikh’s, the Guru Granth Sahib, was kept. He then grabbed a ceremonial sword placed next to the book, but was overpowered by guards and worshippers.
After the incident, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi took to Twitter and ordered police to “zero in” on the “underlying motive and real conspirators behind this dastardly act”.
Moreover, the scuffle that took place was captured on camera as evening prayers were being broadcasted on television.
Although it is unclear that exactly what happened next, but the police did say that the man was found dead when the officers arrived at the scene.
In addition, investigation is still under way.
Furthermore, the incident comes only days after another man was apprehended for allegedly throwing a small Sikh holy book, the Gutka Sahib, into a man-made pool surrounding the temple.