Love Jihad : Labourer hacked and burnt alive in Rajasthan
Дек 07 2017 by Desiree Burns
Though police are yet to confirm the motive of the murder, the "love jihad" claim surfaced after Regar posted a video on social media justifying his action.
The police asked nearby people of the areas to identify the person, and the man in the video was identified as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh but official confirmation is awaiting. Interrogation of the accused is on, he added.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the matter.
Inspector General Anand Srivastava of Udaipur Range has been camping in Rajsamand to keep an eye on the law and order situation.
In the video that was later uploaded on social media, the perpetrator, with a saffron teeka on his head, is seen threatening with impunity in front of the camera: 'Those who will commit love jihad, will meet with the same fate'.
In the video, which cannot be independently verified for its authenticity, it can be seen that Shambu Lal wearing red-shirt and white trousers leading the labourer to a spot.
"Prima facie, it appears that Regar killed the man and the man was dead when he set the body on fire", Rajsamand superintendent of police, Manoj Kumar, told the Hindustan Times.
Without delay, he along with ASP Manish Tripathi and DSP Rajendra Singh reached the location where they found a badly disfigured body. A team of FSL, dog squad was summoned. The dead man's slippers and bike were also found from the location of the murder.
"The video is gut-wrenching. Despite knowing the consequences, he made the video viral", Home Minister Kataria told ANI.
The video also shows the assailant, allegedly local resident Shambhulal Raigar, warning the deceased against cross-community relationships, and making inflammatory statements.
In the video, accused was seen beating the 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who hailed from Malda and later setting him on fire. I want them to suffer in the same manner.