Punjab’s Muslim dominated town Suman tense after another incident of sacrilege


An incident of alleged sacrilege of Holy Quran has taken place in a village in this district of Punjab within two months of a similar case being reported from Malerkotla.


The incident took place yesterday at a mosque in village Mehlan Chowk of Suman, police said today. Over 100 pages of holy book were found torn in the mosque premises, police said, adding these pages were later buried as per Muslim tradition.

Police have registered a case against unidentified persons and started investigations.

Earlier, the holy book was desecrated in Malerkotla town on 24 June and the accused arrested in that case included Delhi’s AAP MLA Naresh Yadav.

He is out of jail on bail now. Sunam has sizeable Muslim population like Malerkotla.