35yo Tabla player arrested for sacrilege

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With the arrest of a 35-year-old tabla player, the district police today claimed to have cracked a case of desecration of a “gutka” at Mohammadpur Rasaldar village, near here.The accused, Lakhwinder Singh of the village, was earlier part of the “raagi jatha” performing “kirtan” at the gurdwara.Pritpal Singh Thind, SSP, Sangrur, said following a tip-off, Lakhwinder was arrested from the bus stop of Bangawali village.He claimed that the accused had confessed to his crime, stating that he had torn the “gutka” on August 16 when granthi Kulwinder Singh and his family were sleeping.The accused said he wanted to take revenge from the granthi over some financial dispute. He claimed that he performed “kirtan” and played tabla for several months at the gurdwara and even worked like a servant for the granthi, but the latter had never paid him any money. The SSP said Lakhwinder was an addict and had even made a plan to kill the granthi.

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