Zomato Delivery Agent Sagar Singh Stabbed To Death By Two Nihang Sikhs Over 'Smoking' In Delhi's Tilak Nagar

by Swarajya Staff - Jun 17, 2022 06:55 PM +05:30 IST
Zomato Delivery Agent Sagar Singh Stabbed To Death By Two Nihang Sikhs Over 'Smoking' In Delhi's Tilak NagarSagar Singh (Pic Via Twitter/HemaniBhandari)

A 29-year-old Zomato delivery agent was stabbed to death by two Nihang Sikhs in Delhi's Tilak Nagar in the early hours over a petty issue.

The police said that the victim, Sagar Singh, was stabbed in his chest.

"Initial probe showed that Singh had a quarrel with two people after which he was stabbed,” DCP Delhi (West) Ghanshyam Bansal was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.

Bansal said that the police control room was informed about the incident at 12.30 am.

After the police reached the spot, local residents told them that the victim has been taken to the hospital.

Based on the information gathered during the investigation, the police arrested Harshdeep Singh, 22, a resident of nearby Chander Vihar. The police also recovered the knife used in the murder from him.

The second suspect is still at large and the police is trying to nab him.

According to the police, both the suspects are Nihangs, a Sikh warrior order.

“During interrogation, Harshdeep told the police that he and his friend were near a restaurant on street number 13, Krishna Puri, when they saw Sagar blocking their way. He said they asked Sagar to move aside but he rebuked them instead,” the DCP said.

However, the local residents, Sagar's family and another Zomato delivery agent who called the ambulance were cited in the report as saying that the two accused picked up a fight with Sagar since he was smoking.

Notably, this is not first such incident involving Nihang Sikhs as earlier on 15 October last year, a mutilated body of Lakhbir Singh, a Dalit man from Punjab's Tarn Taran, was found at the Singhur border. Lakhbir Singh was tied to a barricade and his hand was chopped off.

Nihang Sikhs admitted to brutally lynching the man and claimed he was killed for committing 'sacrilege' of 'holy book' of Sikhs. They were felicitated at a guruduwara before surrendering to police.

On Republic day last year, a mob of sword wielding Nihangs went on a rampage in New Delhi in an attempt to disrupt Republic Day celebrations.

In April 2020, a group of Nihangs attacked police officials and cut off the hand of one of the officers at a vegetable market in Punjab’s Patiala during the COVID-19 nationwide restrictions.

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