Representational image of tabla Credit: File image

A man who worked as a granthi (ceremonial reader of the Guru Granth Sahib) at a Delhi gurdwara was killed with a tabla by a fellow granthi while performing prayers on Saturday, the Delhi police said.

According to the police, the incident took place on Friday morning at the RK Puram Sector 6 gurdwara. The victim, identified as Ravinder Singh, was thrashed with a tabla by the accused, Darshan Singh.

Both the victim and the accused lived in the staff quarters at the gurdwara. Police said Ravinder was allegedly hit on the head by Darshan multiple times after they both got into a fight.

The victim’s family claimed Darshan was jealous of Ravinder’s wealth and his job as he was the head granthi at the gurdwara. He had been working there for the last 16 years.

DCP (Southwest) Ingit Pratap Singh said, “Ravinder’s wife Maninder Kaur came to save her husband but she was also hit and sustained injuries to her eye. The crime team has inspected the spot and collected evidence.”

The couple were rushed to Safdarjung Hospital for treatment and Ravinder succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

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