Jaipur, Dec 7: A video of a man being hacked to death and then set on fire in the state of Rajasthan is going viral on news channels and social media.
The incident is said to have occurred in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. According to reports, the victim was a Muslim labourer identified as Mohammed Afrazul (around 40 years) who was working in the area as a contract labourer.
The attacker has been identified as Shambhulal Regar, a local resident who is suspected to be an activist of a saffron group.
In the video the attacker can be seen issuing a warning against inter-faith relationships after setting the body on fire, leading people to believe that this was a possible hate crime.
Police said that the attacker had lured the Muslim man on the pretext of offering him some work. Regar was later arrested by the police who also reportedly recovered the murder weapon at the scene of the crime.
Police recovered the charred remains of the body at around 1 PM, sources said.
“It is shocking how he killed the man and made a video of it. The accused has been arrested and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been set up for investigation in the case,” State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said.
Police said that the motive of the crime is not clear as of yet and will be revealed after the investigations are complete.
Rajasthan: Muslim man hacked and set on fire by communal terrorist