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30-year-old man goes on rampage in Mohali gurdwara, attacks three

The accused, identified as Balwinder Singh, a safai karamchari at Chandigarh’s district courts, was nabbed by devotees at the gurdwara, which is located near Yadavindra Public School.

punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2018 22:57 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Mohali
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Singh came to the gurdwara in the evening to listen to hymns, and around 7pm, for reasons unknown, he attacked Manjit Singh, 60, a resident of Phase 7. Two others, Bhupinder Singh and Joginder Singh, received minor injuries when they tried to save Manjit.(Representative image )

A 30-year-old Chandigarh resident attacked and injured three men with a sharp-edged implement at Gurdwara Dhana Bhagat Singh Ji in Sector 62, Mohali, on Sunday evening.

The accused, identified as Balwinder Singh, a safai karamchari at Chandigarh’s district courts, was nabbed by devotees at the gurdwara, which is located near Yadavindra Public School.

Singh came to the gurdwara in the evening to listen to hymns, and around 7pm, for reasons unknown, he attacked Manjit Singh, 60, a resident of Phase 7. Two others, Bhupinder Singh and Joginder Singh, received minor injuries when they tried to save Manjit.

According to Phase-8 station house officer (SHO) Rajiv Kumar, “The people present in the gurdwara said as the langar of tea was being served, Balwinder attacked Manjit with a sharp-edged weapon, injuring his left arm.”

“The accused has caused trouble earlier too at the gurdwara. But this time he went on to attack the devotees, creating panic,” Kumar added.

Manjit has been admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, while the other two injured were discharged from hospital after first-aid.

Balwinder has been booked under Sections 307(attempt to murder), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 447 (punishment for criminal trespass) of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 14:41 IST