Ludhiana: Woman ‘involved’ in sacrilege incident shot dead

New Delhi:A woman allegedly involved in desecrating the Sikh’s holy book, was shot dead on Tuesday by two motorcycle borne assailants at a nearby Ghwaddi village in the district, police said. The deceased has been identified as Balwinder Kaur. She was out on bail, police said.

Kaur was returning home in an auto-rickshaw after paying obeisance at Gurudwara Alamgir, some 20 kms from Ludhiana, when two motor-cyclists stopped the auto and fired at her from a close range and fled, police said. She died on the spot.

The deceased was arrested on October 18 last for the alleged desecration in Ghwaddi village. She was a ‘sewadar’ in the village Gurudwara. Last year, the woman was thrashed by villagers while police escorted her to the crime scene in Ghwaddi village on October 20.

Meanwhile, in another incident, some 10 to 12 armed persons attacked the house of Gurinderjit Singh alias Gaindu at village Malikpur on the outskirts of the city today. They scaled the walls of the house and attacked the inmates with sharp edged weapons, police said.

In all five persons received serious injuries, and later Gurinderjit succumbed to his injuries in the civil hospital, police said. The assailants came in a car and two bikes and escaped after the attack, police added.