Residents from Cheema Khurd, the village in Punjab of the person killed on the farmers’ protest web site close to the Delhi border this morning, allegedly for desecrating the Sikh holy e book, say he was an addict and was lured into doing this.
“He was an addict and must have been lured to the Singhu border,” stated Harbhajan Singh, a retired military personnel from the village in Tarn Taran district. He provides that the sufferer Lakhbir Singh was within the village 4-5 days in the past and everybody was shocked to see the video of his ugly killing. “He was unemployed and didn’t provide for his family. His father had also died,” he added.
Several different residents from the village reiterate that the sufferer was an addict and was current there until just a few days in the past. “He lived with his family and his wife lived separately,” one other resident stated. He requested anonymity. “Lakhbir can’t be involved in desecration,” he added.
Another resident Masa Singh says allegations of desecration in opposition to the sufferer are mistaken. “He could not have done this; he was not that kind of a person. He was made to do this,” he stated.
Lakhbir, a Dalit, in his mid-30s, was a each day wage labourer. He is survived by a sister, a spouse, and three daughters – the eldest simply 12 and the youngest eight. He was killed on Friday morning at Singhu, close to the Delhi-Haryana border, his proper foot and left hand had been reduce off.
Videos displaying a big group of males who appear to be dressed as Nihangs – a ‘warrior’ Sikh group – standing round Lakhbir and asking him questions have been circulated within the media. Saravjit Singh, a member of a Nihang group, surrendered to the police this night claiming accountability. He has been arrested and will likely be offered in courtroom on Saturday.