Jaipur, Jun 28: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been rushed to Rajasthan’s Udaipur after a man was beheaded by two men in broad daylight on Tuesday, sources told news agency ANI.
The deceased, identified as Kanhaiya Lal, was beheaded by two men in Udaipur’s Maldas street area in Rajasthan for reportedly sharing a social media post in support of Nupur Sharma, who created controversy over comments on Prophet Mohammed.
The two accused reached the victim’s shop on Tuesday afternoon under Dhan Mandi police station area, they said. One of the assailants, who was identified as Riyaz, attacked Kanhaiya Lal with a sharp-edged weapon while the other recorded the crime on his mobile phone, police said.
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As the tailor took the measurements of one of them — who later identified himself as Riaz – attacked him with a cleaver. The other man shot the brutal murder with his mobile phone. The two men fled from the scene after the daylight murder, and later uploaded the clip on social media.
In another video, the alleged assailant admitted that they “beheaded” the tailor and threatened the prime minister for lighting “this fire”. As the videos circulated on social media, tension escalated.
Meanwhile, the two accused (Rafiq Mohammed and Abdul Jabbar) have been arrested for murdering the tailor. “Both the accused of murder of a man in Udaipur have been arrested from Rajsamand. The investigation in this case will be done under the Case Officer Scheme and by ensuring the speedy investigation the criminals will be punished severely in the court,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.
The internet services have been suspended for the next 24 hours and section 144 has been imposed in the region, the officials said.