Lakhbir Singh homicide: Victim’s kin submits memorandum to Union home ministry; demands compensation & CBI probe | Latest News India

Nearly two weeks after the muder of Lakhbir Singh, a Dalit farm labourer, close to Delhi’s Singhu border, his household on Thursday met with an official of the Union home ministry and submitted a memorandum. The household has sought a compensation of 50 lakh, a job assurance and likewise a probe into Singh’s homicide by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), information company ANI reported.

On October 15, Lakhbir Singh was discovered murdered and his physique tied to a barricade close to the farmers’ protest website on the Singhu border. Further, a purported video clip of the incident garnered widespread consideration on social media the place just a few Nihang Sikhs might be seen standing close to an injured Lakhbir Singh mendacity on the bottom.

The Nihang Sikhs alleged that that they had punished the person for disrespecting a Sikh holy ebook, a declare which the household of the sufferer has questioned. So far, 4 individuals have been arrested in reference to the case, in accordance to a report by information company PTI. Nihangs, an order inside the Sikhs, are recognized by their distinctive blue robes and swords.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police on Wednesday allegedly stopped and lathicharged a gaggle of farmers from the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Samiti whereas they going in direction of the Singhu border demanding justice for Lakhbir Singh, PTI reported. However, the police mentioned that the group tried to create ruckus close to the border and a few of them tried to break the barricades. The report additionally confirmed that the police resorted to using “mild force” to comprise the scenario.

The household of Singh — his spouse, three daughters, sister, father-in-law and brother-in-law — met with the chairman of National Commission of Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Vijay Sampla earlier within the week and demanded justice. Singh was initially from the Tarn Taran district in Punjab.

After the meeting, Sampla mentioned that the household informed the NCSC that no assist was obtained by them from the Punjab authorities, spiritual or social organisations. “However, NCSC will ensure that the culprits are booked under the sections of the (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Prevention of Atrocities Act. Through this Act, the young daughters of Lakhbir Singh will get free education and money for living and the victim’s mother will get a monthly pension. Compensation of at least 8.25 lakh will be ensured,” PTI quoted him as saying.

(With company inputs)

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