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In Photos: Panchkula Burns As Dera Sacha Sauda Followers Run Amok

Images of the havoc wrecked by members of the Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s sect.

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On Friday, the CBI Court convicted Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case and put him in judicial custody. Following the court’s verdict, members of Ram Rahim Singh’s sect went on a frenzied rampage.

We bring to you photographs of the havoc wrecked by members of the sect, which shook the city of Panchkula– and the entire country by extension.

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Reports suggest journalists were also attacked and buildings were set on fire.

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Parts of Delhi came under mob attack as well. A train parked in New Delhi’s Anand Vihar was torched.

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More than 15,000 paramilitary troops and police officers were deployed in Panchkula. Some even came on horseback.

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Around 30 people are estimated to have been killed in the mob violence.
Also read: Meet the Gurmeet Ram Rahim ‘Premis’ Who Have Panchkula on Edge

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