A car was set on fire by unknown persons in the Kotli village near Sirsa Monday after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to ten years in prison for rape, the police said. A luxury car, was torched by some unknown persons near the Kotli village which is 10 Km from Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters, a police official said.
It appears that followers of Dera Sacha Sauda were involved, the official said. “We are probing the matter. The statement of the village sarpanch is being recorded. Prima facie it appears to be an act of arson by Dera followers, who are irked over the court judgement,” the police official said.
According to some villagers, a group of people arrived in two cars near Kotli village. Occupants of one of the cars came out, torched the vehicle and then went away in the other car, the villagers said. Police officials said that all angles were being investigated.