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I came across this History SE question that doubts the claim by Wikipedia that Sikh man Bhai Mati Das was sawn into two on the express orders of Aurangzeb in the 17th Century.

User Tyler Durden answered it and wrote:

The executioners devised the most cruel ways to execute the disciples, of whom Mati Das was one, in order to try to persuade Tegh Bahadur to recant.

After searching the net for a while, I found this book that agrees with that claim:

Mati das sawed

But this claim is disputed by this Wikipedia page:

No contemporary detailed accounts of the circumstances of his arrest and execution have survived either in Persian or Sikh sources. The only accounts available are those written about a 100 years later, and these accounts are conflicting.

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    @community I would like to know why my question doesn't show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful. If you don't say why it's bad, how would I improve it? – Sakib Arifin Nov 1 '16 at 18:22
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    You say the claim is disputed by the Wikipedia page, but quote a section that doesn't dispute it? – Oddthinking Nov 1 '16 at 22:55
  • @Oddthinking I have corrected the quotation. – Sakib Arifin Nov 6 '16 at 16:29
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No, there is no such evidence available. The Hindu states:

For the historians, difficulties have been created because the execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur in Delhi in 1675 is not mentioned in any of the contemporary Persian sources. Nor are there any Sikh contemporary accounts,

The books that mention this event are based on the testimony of some Sikhs.

those written towards the end of the 18th century depending on ``the testimony of trustworthy Sikhs''. They are, therefore, often conflicting.

The earliest written account of this event was written more than 100 years after it happened.

The earliest account of the events leading to the Guru's execution is in Siyar-ul- Mutakharm by Ghulam Husain Taba- Tabai in 1780, more than 100 years afterwards.

The Hindu Newspaper

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