A day after a man axed a Muslim labourer from West Bengal and then burnt him alive over an alleged love jihad case, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her pain over the incident and said that it was a very sad incident – it took place in Rajasthan. She announced that her government has decided to provide Rs 3 lakh to the family of the deceased and job to the eligible family member. “Very sad incident happened in Rajasthan. Afrajul Khan of Malda in our state was brutally killed. His family is helpless. As help to bereaved family, our govt decides to provide Rs 3 lakh to them & a job to eligible family member,” Banerjee said.
The horrific incident took place in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand on Thursday. It was filmed and put on social media with a message that anyone involved in love-jihad will meet a similar fate. The video, which took the social media by storm, showed the man been brutally hacked to death. As per various media reports, the half-charred body was later identified as that of 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who hailed from Malda. While the man seen as the attacker in the video has been identified as Rajsamand-resident Shambhulal Regar. Soon after the incident surfaced, the authorities swiftly came into action and arrested the accused. Rajasthan Home Ministry had confirmed the arrest.
A man burnt alive allegedly for committing love jihad in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand. The attacker filmed the act which was later put on social media & warned those involved in alleged love-jihad will meet similar fate. The accused has been arrested, Rajasthan HM confirms to CNN-News18 pic.twitter.com/QrRXS4phAr
— News18 (@CNNnews18) December 7, 2017
In the video, initially, it can be seen that the perpetrator hits the man with an axe and then repeatedly rains blows with another weapon that looks like a cleaver. After the victim is immobilised, he then proceeds to pour kerosene on his body and burns him alive. The killer even brought a minor relative along to record the video that shows the entire incident in vivid detail. Afrazul is seen pleading with his murderer and crying for help while the accused keeps clobbering him with an axe and later burns him alive. After committing the inhuman deed, the accused Raigar, released another video online in which he can be seen justifying his actions. Regar, in the video, claims he committed the act in a bid to save a girl from ‘love jihad’.
The police had recovered the half-burnt body from the spot along with other items such as an axe, and a scooter. Meanwhile, the Rajasthan police are probing the the case. Rajasthan Home Minister, Gulab Chand Kataria had also reacted on the case saying, “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.”