Man kills Gurudwara sewadar, climbs dome to avoid arrest

Nihang Charanjit Singh (40) slashed Nihang Piara Singh's (45) neck with a sharp weapon Thursday after a dispute, police said. The deceased was the chief sewadar (religious volunteer) of the Gurdwara Bibangarh.

By: PTI | Fatehgarh Sahib (pb) | Published: July 14, 2017 5:01 pm

The chief ‘sewadar’ of a Gurudwara here was allegedly killed inside the premises by a community member, who then perched himself on the structure’s dome to evade arrest. Nihang Charanjit Singh (40) slashed Nihang Piara Singh’s (45) neck with a sharp weapon Thursday after a dispute, police said. The deceased was the chief sewadar (religious volunteer) of the Gurdwara Bibangarh.

“Charanjit, after killing Piara, climbed on the ‘gumbad’ (dome) of the gurdwara. It took a lot of effort to to bring him down and arrest him,” a police official said. Police have registered a case of murder and launched an investigation into the case, the official said, adding that the accused was being questioned.

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