Pages of the holy book were found torn at Singh Shaheedan Gurudwara Sahib in Dangoli village yesterday, leading to tension in the area. The incident came to light when women devotees saw the pages scattered inside the gurudwara.
During investigation, the 'granthi' repeatedly changed his statements and this raised doubts, the official said.
He had told the police that he had locked the main door of the gurudwara before leaving for his home yesterday morning. But the police found he had left the door open, the SSP said.
Jagtar Singh had told the police that he had informed area residents on phone about the desecration, but the police official said his statement was inconsistent with facts as the women devotees who entered the gurudwara had brought the incident to public notice.
After Jagtar Singh left the gurudwara and before the women devotees entered, no one visited the place, the SSP said.
"That is why he committed this heinous crime out of frustration and mental stress," the official said.
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