A Muslim labourer was mercilessly hacked to death with an axe and his body burnt in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. What is even more shocking is that the person who committed the crime made a video recording of the incident and circulated it on social media.
The accused has been arrested and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been set up for investigation in the case, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said.
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.
According to police, the half-charred body was found near Rajsamand at around 1 pm on Wednesday and the deceased was identified as Mohammad Afrazul. Later, a video of the murder went viral on social media. The police said that the suspect, in a series of videos, is seen making inflammatory and communal statements.
āDuring 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,ā said additional director-general of police, crime, Pankaj Kumar Singh.
The Rajnagar Police have registered a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearing of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Afrazul worked at Rajsamand as a labourer and his family also lives there. The motive of the murder is not yet clear to police.