A man was brutally attacked and his body set ablaze in Rajasthan's Rajsamand
district for allegedly committing "love jihad". The accused, who has reportedly been arrested, shot a video of the brutal act and uploaded it on social media.
The accused, Shambunath Raigar, also recorded the horrific act which was uploaded on social media.
The incident took place in Rajasthan's Rajsamand
district and the video has gone viral.
According to a TimesNow report, the victim, whose half-charred body was found, has been identified as 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who belonged to West Bengal's Malda district. The man seen attacking Afrazul and setting him ablaze in the video has been identified as Rajsamand-resident Shambhulal Regar, who can be seen saying that "Jihadis should leave the country, or else they will meet the same fate".
Speaking to news agency ANI, Rajasthan
Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Thursday termed the video as gut-wrenching and assured stringent action against the perpetrator.
"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," Kataria was quoted as saying by the agency.
Raigar has been sent for interrogation in the matter, Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said, adding the victim has been identified as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh.
Surprisingly, in another video, which is also going viral, Raigar, is seen justifying his act. He is seen claiming in the video "the act is an endeavour to save a girl from 'love jihad'".
Speaking to IANS, Manoj Kumar said police were informed about a half-burnt body lying in Rajnagar in Rajsamand
He, along with Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Manish Tripathi and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajendra Singh reached the spot where they found a badly disfigured body.
Immediately, the Forensic Scientific Lab (FSL) team and dog squad was summoned.
The video which has gone viral, shows the perpetrator hitting the man with an agricultural tool, pouring kerosene oil on his body and burning him alive. Raigar also warned "those indulging in 'love jihad' will meet the same fate".
The tool used for murder, the victim's motorbike and his slippers were found in the crime scene.
According to Rajasthan
Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, a special investigation team (SIT) has been set up to probe the case.
According to IndiaToday, the authorities have detained eight of the accused's aides and a woman.
According to ANI, the incident came to light after the perpetrator of the crime allegedly filmed the incident on Dev heritage road in Rajnagar area of Rajsamand
and uploaded it on social media