Jaipur: More shocking details are tumbling out a day after a horrifying video went viral showing a man being brutally hacked to death and set on fire in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan for allegedly committing “love jihad”.
Police arrested the accused, Shambunath Raigar, on Thursday. Afterwards, it was revealed that the video, which went viral, was recorded by 14-year-old nephew of the accused.
The person killed has been identified as Afrazul, hailing from Malda district of West Bengal, police said. Earlier, police had identified him as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh. Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case.
A case of murder has been registered and more cases would be registered under relevant sections as and when new facts emerge in this case, police said.
The victim was a labourer in his late 40s. According to the mother of Afrazul, she had spoken to him on Wednesday morning, and soon after that, he was murdered. She was terrified to see the video of her son’s murder and has demanded harshest punishment for the accused.