By Muslim Mirror Staff
A group of Sikh devotees from Punjab’s Mohali was assaulted by a mob seeking donation for some ‘yajna’(prayer service) for construction of a temple. Their were attacked on the Ara-Sasaram state highway near Dhyani Tola under Charpokhri police station in Bihar’s Bhojpur district on Sunday.
Six of them suffered injuries due to the attack and stone pelting on their vehicle.
Almost 60 Sikh devotees were returning home after taking part in ‘Prakash Parv’ being observed at Takht Sri Harimandir Ji Sahib in Patna. According to the police, a mob demanded money for the construction of a religious place and when denied they pulled out the driver of the truck and thrashed him.
It's highly condemnable how a group of Sikh devotees were brutally pelted with stones by a mob in Bihar's Bhojpur district. I urge Bihar CM @NitishKumar to initiate a probe immediately and book the culprits at the earliest.https://t.co/SnUXD5Pb1I
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) January 17, 2022
“The devotees in the truck then stepped out to protect him. This series of incidents was followed by a local mob pelting stones at Sikh devotees, which left many injured,” Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Rahul Singh was quoted by the ANI as saying.
The injured persons are being treated at Charpokhari Public Health Centre (PHC).
“Five people have been held for questioning,” the SDPO said.
Those who suffered injuries in the stone-pelting have been identified as Manprit Singh, Birendra Singh, Harpreet Singh, Jasveer Singh and Balveer Singh, all residents of Mohali.