In a horrific incident, a man axed a Muslim labourer from West Bengal and then burnt him alive, allegedly for committing ‘love jihad’ in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. The accused, Shambhu Lal Rega, had shot a video of the act and uploaded it to social media with a message that anyone involved in love-jihad will meet a similar fate.
#BREAKING — Horror in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district, a man burnt alive allegedly for committing 'love jihad'. The perpetrator of the heinous crime made a video of the act which was later put on social media. pic.twitter.com/AaCA4eN9vj
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In the video, accused was seen beating the 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who hailed from Malda and later setting him on fire.
Additional Director-General of Police, crime, Pankaj Kumar Singh was quoted as saying by The Indian Express:
“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.”
It is shocking how he killed the man and made a video of it. Accused has been arrested and a special investigation team (SIT) has been set up for investigation in the case: Gulab Chand Kataria, #Rajasthan Home Minister on incident in Rajsamand where a man was burnt to death. pic.twitter.com/4d7vbPc3NH
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The accused has been arrested and a special investigation team (SIT) has been set up for investigation in the case. The accused claims that he committed the act in a bid to save a girl from “love jihad”.