Torn gutka pages: Ferozepur police rule out foul playpunjab Updated: May 08, 2017 09:38 IST
A suitcase with two holy books was also recovered during the search of the house. (HT Photo)
Police have cracked a sacrilege case wherein some torn pages of a gutka (book of holy verses) were found at a cremation ground in Mallanwala near Ferozepur on Saturday.
Ruling out any foul play in the incident, police said the minor daughter of the caretaker, who stays on the premises of the cremation ground, while the cleaning the house had mistakenly thrown out the pages of the holy book that were ravaged by rats.
“We questioned Amandeep Kaur (9), daughter of caretaker Kehar Singh (85). She said some pages of two holy books lying inside a suitcase in her house were destroyed by rats. The girl threw the torn pages out of the house as she thought they were of no use. There seems to be no foul play,” said deputy inspector general of police (Ferozepur range).
The suitcase with two holy books was also recovered during the search of the house. “The pages in a bad condition were handed over to the representatives of the Sikh community in the presence of local Congress MLA Kulbir Singh Zira,” said the DIG.
First Published: May 08, 2017 09:35 IST