Amritsar clash: injured nihang dies in hospital

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Oct 27, 2014 00:14 IST

Fifty-year-old nihang Bir Singh, who was injured in a clash between two groups on Friday, died in a local hospital on Sunday.Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, city-1) Parampal Singh said, "Bir Singh, who had received a bullet injury during the clash, died in the morning. After getting information about the death, a post-mortem was conducted and the body handed over to family members."

The police officer confirmed that after Bir Singh's death, Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been added to the FIR registered against the suspects on the day of the clash.

After the clash, the police had registered a case under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons) and 149 (offence committed by member of unlawful assembly) of the IPC and sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against nine people by name and 10 others on the complaint of Amrik Singh, a resident of Gurdwara Baba Jiwan Singh Tarna Dal, Salem Tabri (Ludhiana), at Islamabad police station here.

Six persons were injured after a clash took place between two groups of nihangs while they were observing Bandi Chhor Diwas here on October 24.

As per the police, the clash took place due to a dispute over headship of the Panthic Dashmesh Tarna Dal, Ludhiana, between Sher Singh Sodhi and Major Singh, both of whom claim to be the heads.
The police claimed that the Sodhi group resorted to firing, in which six persons were injured.
The police have already arrested seven persons, including Sodhi.

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