A post on the social networking site Facebook allegedly by a gangster claims that he killed the Hindu Sangharsh Sena district president Vipan Sharma.
The gangster is also the prime accused of the murder which took place in Amritsar last month.
"I want to tell my friends that the murder of Vipan Sharma which took place on October 30 on Amritsar-Batala road was committed by me... His killing should not be linked to any religion," the post reads.
Vipan Sharma was shot dead from point-blank range in full public view at Bharat Nagar locality on Batala-Amritsar road.
He was shot dead by two unidentified bike-borne men at Bharatnagar in Amritsar and according to doctors, there were around 15 injury marks on Sharma’s body, including eight bullet marks.
The Amritsar Police has taken note of the post and written to the cyber-crime cell to verify the authenticity of the claim.
In the post, Saraj Singh Mintoo, prime accused in the murder, admitted that he killed Sharma on October 30.
The motive for the murder according to the post is that Mintoo held Sharma responsible for murdering a cop who was the father of his friend.
"We have taken notice of the Facebook post," Charanjit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City-1), Amritsar, said.
"We have written to the cyber crime cell to verify the authenticity of the claim. We want to know whether the (Facebook) account actually belongs to the accused or somebody else is updating the posts," said the ADCP who is part of the SIT.