A man was killed in Punjab’s Amritsar on
Saturday after he allegedly attempted to commit sacrilege at the Golden Temple.
The man was killed by an enraged staff of the Golden Temple, the Tribune

The president of the Shiromani Gurdwara
Parbandhak Committee confirmed that the person was killed. However, the police
have not issued a statement on the matter.

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Around 5.45 pm on Saturday, the man entered
the Sikh religious shrine by jumping over a metal grill and tried to pick up a
kirpan (ceremonial sword) kept in front of the Sikh holy text Guru Granth
Sahib, according to the Hindustan Times.

Before he could get successful in his attempt
he was nabbed by on-duty SGPC employees. According to reports, he placed feet
over Rumala Sahib. During the melee, the Granthi Singh continued with the
recitation of the ‘path’.

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SGPC chief Harjinder Singh Dhami said the
person was killed by angry devotees. “It appeared to be a deep-rooted
conspiracy to vitiate the atmosphere and bring disgrace to the Sikh faith. The
incident required a probe to expose the forces behind it,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the alleged attempt to commit
blasphemy was seen on live TV as the ‘path’ was being telecast on a channel.
The clip was soon widely circulated on social media and people, including
Nihang Singhs and members of various Sikh organisations, rushed to the Golden

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Later, more video clips emerged showing the
body lying on the floor of the Golden Temple complex and people gathered around
it raising religious slogans.

It was the second such incident in the
Golden Temple in the past two days. On Wednesday, the SGPC employees handed
over one Ranbir Singh for allegedly throwing holy gutka (a handbook of Gurbani)
into the sarovar (holy tank) of the Golden Temple.