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On camera, a man was hacked to death by Nihang Sikhs near the Golden Temple for ‘chewing tobacco’

Last update: September 08, 2022, 5:32 p.m. HST

The CCTV camera captured the 2-minute clip of the attack which took place just one kilometer from the Golden Temple. (Video News18)

Shortly after the incident, Nihang Sikhs – part of an ultra-conservative order within the Sikh community – leave the scene even as onlookers gather around the man’s corpse. According to the police, 2 people have been arrested so far.

A shocking incident of murder on the streets of Amritsar was filmed last night in the Sri Harmandir Sahib area near the iconic Golden Temple. Police say two Nihang Sikhs killed one person after a heated argument. They would have fought for the man who used tobacco around the Golden Temple.

In the CCTV clip, accessible by CNN-News18, two Nihang Sikhs are seen arguing with a man in the street with onlookers around them. What is seen as a simple verbal argument quickly turns violent with one of the Nihang Sikhs pointing a sword at the man. They soon start fighting before the Nihang Sikhs swing his sword at the man. The three of them fight for a few minutes before the Nihang Sikhs overpower the guy and kill him.

Shortly after the incident, Nihang Sikhs – part of an ultra-conservative order within the Sikh community – leave the scene even as onlookers gather around the man’s corpse. According to the police, 2 people have been arrested so far.

The CCTV camera which captured the 2 minute clip of the incident was placed outside a hotel. The murder took place just one kilometer from the Sikh temporal shrine. The man’s body is believed to have remained on the street overnight, next to a sewer, until police became aware of the incident this morning, NDTV reports. Police have not yet identified the victim, but confirmed he was from the Chatiwind area.

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