A horrific video in circulation highlights the terrible law and order situation in Rajasthan and the chilling events that follow when hate speech and dog-whistle politics become the norm. A man from Rajasthan witnessed a chilling murder on the lines of Hindutva ideology.
In the video, it can be seen that the man hacks another man who is reportedly a Muslim laborer from West Bengal, and then sets him on fire. As per various media reports, the half-charred body has been identified as that of 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who hailed from Malda.
The man seen as the attacker in the video has been identified as Rajsamand-resident Shambhulal Regar. The Internet has been suspended in Rajsamand to stop the circulation of two video clips that were posted on WhatsApp, allegedly by the killer. The half-burnt body of the victim was found near a hotel in Rajsamand on Wednesday.
The police later confirmed that the body was the same as seen burning in the video, according to the report. 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. A motorcycle and a scooty can also be seen in the video.
The way the video has been shot it is apparent that there was a third person shooting it. 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,” Additional Director-General of Police, crime, Pankaj Kumar Singh said.
On 19 November, a controversial booklet and a pamphlet warning Hindu girls of ‘love jihad’ was allegedly distributed at a stall in a Hindu spiritual and service fair in Jaipur, prompting the police to order an inquiry.
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*The video is disturbing to the core. We are still putting it out there for people to understand the magnitude of the problem. Viewer discretion is advised.