Undertrials accused of sacrilege in Punjab being targeted, Christian women killed
Gautam Dheer Chandigarh, Sep 13, 2016,
In less than two months, two women accused of desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib have been mercilessly killed.Following incidents of desecration of holy books in Punjab, undertrials accused of sacrilege are now being targeted and killed. In less than two months, two women accused of desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib have been mercilessly killed. A 55 year old Christian woman, allegedly accused of desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, was hacked to death by some unidentified persons outside her house in Veroke village on Sunday night.Senior superintendent of police, Amritsar, rural Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh informed on Monday that Balwinder Kaur was severely beaten by some unidentified persons with sharp edged weapons and died due to excessive bleeding
.At the time of incident, her husband Labh Masih , an alcoholic , was also present in the house but was hiding after hearing her help cries.Kaur who got mentally retarded after getting an accidental electrical shock was booked under section 295A, 505 and 511 IPC in 2015 after she had entered in Gurdwara Babe di Ber Sahib wearing slippers and was currently on bail.Khakh informed that police was also investigating on the theory that she could have been eliminated by some Sikh radical elements who wanted to revenge the sacrilege incident.He informed that after the assailants left her severely injured and crying , she crawled nearly forty feet to reach the room where her granddaughter was sleeping who in turn tried to find and wake up Labh Singh but in vain. About four hours later she died of excessive bleeding.SSP informed that police was also investigating to find whether there was some other cause behind Kaur's murder. "The assailants could have stabbed or shot her dead but they inflicted injuries upon her below knee only which has made us to think on several theories" he said.According to sources as many as three persons were involved in the incident who knocked at her door at around 12.30AM on Monday and when she opened the door they pulled her out of house and started thrashing her with sickle.
He said police have registered a case and started investigations.. . .