Man lynched for accidentally breaking two fingers of idol in Hindu temple

The man was tied to a tree and thrashed with sticks, rods and an axe
Image courtesy: Gurgaon Police

A man from Nepal, hired to clean a temple in Gurgaon’s Khandsa village was lynched to death for accidentally breaking two fingers of an idol.

Gurgaon Police have arrested head priest Ajit Singh (57) and his two associates Premjeet Balhara (32) and Sonu (27). The two associates are criminals out on bail, reported The Indian Express. Balhara and Sonu worked at a Gaushala (cowshed).

On April 19, Dinesh, who was hired to clean the temple and fix some tiles in the temples, accidentally broke two fingers of the idol. The accused saw this and tied Dinesh to a banyan tree and thrashed him with sticks, rods and even an axe, as per Preet Pal , Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) – Crime when he spoke to IE. The body was dumped outside the Bani Wala temple. By the time he could be taken to a hospital, he had succumbed.

The ACP further said that Balhara was held in a rape case and Sonu was booked for attempt to murder, both out on bail.

This is just one case but we are seeing an increase in intolerance and violence across the country. All these ‘awakening’ calls for Hindu saying ‘Wake up Hindus’ or calling for the need to keep weapons at home are merely creating criminals and egging on existing criminals to commit more crimes.


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