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51-yr-old woman arrested for tearing pages of Guru Granth Sahib

The accused allegedly tore two pages 674 and 675 and kept it in her bag before coming downstairs.

punjab Updated: Aug 03, 2018 14:09 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Patiala
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Police said the incident took place when there was no one inside the premises of the gurdwara. (HT Photo)

A 51-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly tearing pages of the Guru Granth Sahib in Kheri Fattan village under Samana sub-division on Thursday morning.

Accused has been identified as Munni Devi, a native of Bijalpur, who was arrested by locals from the village gurdwara while committing the crime.

Police said the incident took place when there was no one inside the premises of the gurdwara.

“The accused allegedly went upstairs to a room where copies of the religious scripture were kept. The accused allegedly tore two pages 674 and 675 and kept it in her bag before coming downstairs. She sat inside gurdwara and started praying,” police said.

Meanwhile, the gurdwara granthi went upstairs for some work and found pages of the holy book missing.

He raised an alarm following which the villagers gathered at the spot, who checked Devi’s bag and found two torn pages inside. She was handed over to police.

Samana sadar police station station house officer (SHO) Narain Singh said, “A probe is on to find out the motive behind the act.”

The case has been registered against her under Section 295A (hurting religious sentiments) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

First Published: Aug 03, 2018 14:09 IST