In a bizarre case, a young man brandishing a sword injured a Sikh priest and three others, including a police officer, in the Amar Colony area of South-East Delhi on Monday evening. The accused, identified as Umesh and a resident of Badarpur, has been arrested.
The police said it all happened around 5-30 p.m. when Umesh entered a gurdwara in Amar Colony.
There he picked up a sword and attacked the “granthi”, Narender Singh Bedi. As a “sewadar” rushed to the aid of the priest, he too was attacked by Umesh.
Leaving the two injured men behind, the assailant then came out of the gurdwara. While leaving the place, he also attacked Assistant Sub-Inspector Randhir Singh of the Police Control Van while he was attending to another call in the area.
Umesh hit Randhir on the head with the sword, injuring him seriously.
A gunman accompanying the ASI tried to stop Umesh with the help of a lathi he was carrying. However, Umesh swung hard at him with his sword breaking the lathi in the process. By then a number of people had gathered at the site and together they nabbed Umesh, who was later handed over to the local police.
ASI Randhir Singh has been admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, where his condition is stated to be serious.