Singhu Lynching Case: Haryana Police Detains Man Who Claimed To Have Killed Dalit Labourer Lakhbir SinghFile photo of Nihang Sikhs. Photo by Ramesh Lalwani.

Haryana police is reported to have detained Nihang Sarabjhit in connection with the brutal lynching of Lakhbir Singh at the Singhu border where some activists have held protests against farm sector reforms for months now.

The detained person is said to have surrendered to the police claiming responsibility for the murder. A video shows a man being arrested amidst chants of 'Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal'.

Lakhbir Singh was brutally attacked, his arm chopped off and hung up on a frame until he died. This brutal murder at the farmer protests site at Singhu have evoked sharp reactions since morning.

Several video clips showing the victim being questioned and then being hung by his limbs on a wooden frame have been doing the rounds on social media.

Reports suggest that Lakhbir Singh for attacked for insulting a holy book of the Sikh faith. He was a Dalit, a community with whom the Jat Sikhs have troubled relations.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of protesting activists and farmers issued a statement denying any role in the murder.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber