Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday (December 24) said that no evidence of sacrilege has been found in the Kapurthala case, wherein a man was lynched. He also said that the FIR in the case would be amended and probed accordingly.
Addressing a press conference, Channi said, "In Kapurthala (killing of a man for alleged sacrilege), no evidence that sacrilege was done. The matter is being probed… FIR to be amended."
The postmortem of the unidentified man has revealed an attack with a sharp weapon. "It has been revealed in the postmortem that he was attacked over with a sharp weapon leading to multiple injuries. There are over 30 sharp cut marks on the body including neck, head and hip," executive Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Narinder Singh informed on Thursday. "There is also a mark of inserting a sharp object into the chest," he added while also saying that the cut mark on the left side of his throat reveals that his breathing tube was cut. "We have taken DNA samples for identification of the body," he added.
The Municipal Corporation performed the last rites of the man after the postmortem.
On December 19, an unidentified man was allegedly beaten to death by locals at Nizampur in Punjab's Kapurthala district for allegedly disrespecting the 'Nishan Sahib' at the village Gurudwara.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General, Jalandhar Range, GS Dhillon, had said that as per investigations, there was no visible sign of sacrilege, and the police are investigating the allegations.
Videos of people beating up the man who allegedly attempted sacrilege have gone viral on the Internet.