Sikh Man Thrashed, Hair Cut By Unidentified Assailants In Rajasthan

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Jaipur: A former ‘granthi’ of a gurdwara was allegedly thrashed and his hair cut by unidentified assailants in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, police said on Friday. A ‘granthi’ is a ceremonial reader of the Sikh holy book, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in a gurdwara. The incident took place on Thursday night when Gurubaksh Singh was going to Alawada village on a motorcycle, the police said.Also Read – 36-Year-Old Jodhpur Man Swallows 63 Coins of Rs 1, Doctors Remove It in 2-Day-Long Operation

The accused stopped him on the pretext of seeking some help and threw chilli powder in his eyes. They also thrashed him and cut his hair, they said. Also Read – Rajasthan Govt Announces 2 Yrs Relaxation In Jobs For Youth, Raises Age Limit, Jobs To Families Of Kedarnath Victims

Superintendent of Police, Alwar, Tejaswani Gautam said it appears that Singh was targeted because of old enmity between Sikhs and Meo Muslims in Alawada village over alleged love affairs. Also Read – Rajasthan Discom Engineers’ ‘Obscene’ Dance Videos From Retirement Party Go Viral, Top Officials Suspended

“The matter is being investigated,” she said.

An FIR has been registered in the matter at Ramgarh police station, the police said.

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