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Man hacks labourer, burns him alive over 'love jihad' in Rajasthan

Newsroom Post-English 2017-12-07 13:31:49

Udaipur: In a shocking incident, a Muslim man was hacked and burnt to death in Rajsamand district in Rajasthan in an alleged case of love jihad.

The accused has been arrested and is being interrogated by the police.

The victim has been identified as Mohammed Afrazul, 48, from Malda in West Bengal and the attacker has been identified as Shambhulal Regar, a resident of Rajsamand.

“The half-charred body was found near Rajsamand… around 1 pm on Wednesday and the deceased was identified as Mohammad Afrazul. Later, a video of the murder went viral on social media,” said Ramsumer Meena, station house officer of Rajnagar Police Station.

The police said that the suspect, in a series of videos, is seen making inflammatory and communal statements.

“During preliminary investigations, we have come to know that one of the videos in which Regar makes the inflammatory statements was shot in a local temple a little while after he murdered Afrazul,” said additional director-general of police, crime, Pankaj Kumar Singh.

Massive security arrangements have been made at Rajsamand to avoid any untoward incident. Police units from nearby areas have also been called in to increase the security.