Man killed for chewing tobacco near India’s Golden Temple

Indian police said on Friday they had captured three individuals from an extreme Sikh order blamed for hacking to death a young fellow for biting tobacco close to the Brilliant Sanctuary, the confidence’s holiest sanctum.
Harmanjeet Singh, 22, was killed after a fight with three Nihangs – an extreme Sikh champion order known for dressing in blue robes, conveying swords and a rigid moral code.

The threesome had blamed Singh for being intoxicated and consuming tobacco – both restricted under the religion’s sets of principles.

“The occurrence happened in full general visibility,” Amritsar police official Arun Buddy Singh told columnists on Thursday, a day after the homicide.

“Spectators watched the whole episode at Kahia Wala Bazar on Wednesday night and didn’t approach to forestall it,” he added.

Police had captured every one of the three men by Friday evening, officials told AFP.

The insurance of sanctuaries is a profoundly touchy issue for the Sikh confidence, and the utilization of tobacco, alcohol or medications on a blessed site is viewed as a demonstration of tainting.

The killing occurred in a market only a couple of moments’ stroll from the Brilliant Sanctuary, the base camp of the religion’s most senior church and home of its blessed book of sacred text, the Master Granth Sahib.

Previous Indian Top state leader Indira Gandhi was killed by her Sikh guardians in 1984 after she requested a fierce armed force attack on the Brilliant Sanctuary to flush out separatists.

Her killing ignited a horrendous massacre in the capital New Delhi which left almost 3,000 Sikhs dead.

Last year a group beat a man the tar out of on the grounds of the Brilliant Sanctuary after he got around a railing and moved toward the sacred book with a sword.