Young man from Nepal lynched in Gurugram by priest, aides for accidentally breaking an idol

The Gurugram Crime Branch arrested the head priest, the main accused and aides who toed the boy to a tree and thrashed him with iron rods, sticks and axe

Photo Credit : Gurugram Police,

Head priest and aides in custody of Police

New Delhi, April 22

A young man was allegedly lynched in Gurugram as he broke an idol accidentally whole cleaning it. 

The victim was identified as Dinesh (24) from Nepal who was hired to clean the idols at the temple. His body was found dead outside outside Bani Wala temple in Khandsa village near Gurugram. 

The Gurugram crime branch arrested the head priest Ajit Singh (57) who is the main accuses and his two associates Premjeet Balhara (32) and Sonu (27) who are criminals out on bail.

The incident took place on April 19 when Dinesh accidentally broke two fingers of an idol while cleaning it. The accused, who were sitting nearby, spotted the damage and began shouting at him. The head priest Ajit called his aides and all three assaulted him severely. 

ACP (Crime) Preetpal Singh stated that Dinesh was tied to a banyan tree and the accused thrashed him with sticks, rods and even an axe. They ater dumped the man’s body outside the temple.

Dinesh was rushed to Civil Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. 

ACP Preetpal added, "The main accused is the priest as he attacked the man and called his associates. He is the caretaker of the temple and lives there. His two associates are criminals out on bail. Balhara was earlier held in a rape case while Sonu was caught in an attempt to murder case. 


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