Mamata condemns killing of labourer from WB in Rajasthan

Mamata condemns killing of labourer from WB in Rajasthan

Senior police official Anand Srivastava told BBC Hindi's Dilnawaz Pasha that the man had shared several "hateful" videos on social media. A man from Rajasthan witnessed a chilling murder on the lines of Hindutva ideology.

The family of a Muslim labourer who was burnt alive in Rajasthan for alleged "love jihad" demanded the death penalty for the accused and claimed that there was a conspiracy, The Indian Express reported.

The half-charred body has been identified as that of 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who hailed from Malda. Internet services have also been suspended in nearby areas. Though Rajasthan-based senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot condemned the killing, even he downplayed it on TV by calling it a law-and-order issue.

The accused, an unemployed man identified as Shambhu Lal Regar, is seen in a series of video clips purportedly hitting and stabbing the man, burning the body and warning "jihadis" to leave India or meet a similar fate.


In the video, the accused can be seen beating the victim and then setting him on fire.

On Thursday, somebody spotted the half-burnt body of the victim in Raigar's field on Dev heritage road and informed the police.

The accused said to have taken the victim to the spot in his agricultural farm on pretext of work.

After the first video, another video of Shambunath had surfaced in which he admitted to committing the crime and mentioned that he will surrender. He said he killed Afrazul to save a woman from "love jihad". But Shambulal Regar, then attacks him repeatedly with a weapon, and screams for help are heard as the video gets increasingly hard to watch. In the video, the killer is seen talking about love jihad and presence of a young girl is also seen the video, which has fuelled rumours that it might be a love jihad case.

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