Punjab Shiv Sena leader attacked on busy road

Wednesday 10th July 2024 07:41 EDT

A group of men attacked a Punjab Shiv Sena leader with swords in the middle of a busy street in Ludhiana, allegedly over his controversial remarks against Sikhs. Two people have been arrested. A video of the incident shows two 'Nihangs' brutally assaulting Sena leader Sandeep Thapar while a third keeps a policeman at bay with the help of others. Thapar can be seen riding a scooter with the cop riding pillion when he is accosted by two of the attackers. They have a conversation with Thapar but one of the men starts assaulting him with a sword. As the cop tries to intervene, he is taken to the side of the road by a third man. The first man hits Thapar repeatedly with the weapon on his face and neck. Thapar loses balance and falls to the road with the scooter, when he is attacked by the second man. As he sits on the road with a bloody shirt, the two men rode away with his scooter. The Shiv Sena leader was taken to a hospital, where his condition is said to be critical.

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