Muslim man hacked and set on fire alleging 'love jihad'


According to India Today, in a second video, Raigar confessed to the crime and said he is ready to surrender. I am doing this to save a girl who has fallen trap to "love jihad".

The brutal nature of the man's murder, and subsequent sharing of a video depicting the incident has led to a suspension of internet services in the town of Rajsamand to prevent further proliferation of the video.

Mohammad Afrazul was burnt alive and a video of the gruesome incident was uploaded on social media in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district.

Senior police official, IG Anand Srivastava of Udaipur Range, has been camping in Rajsamand to keep an eye on the law and order situation prevailing there after the incident.

The man burning the body was Regar, an unemployed man, aged between 35 and 40, from the district's Rajnagar area, police said.

Without delay, he along with ASP Manish Tripathi and DSP Rajendra Singh reached the location where they found a badly disfigured body. A forensic team visited the spot and the body has been sent for a post mortem examination. It stated that the victim, Mohammed Bhatta Shaikh, who is from West Bengal, was living with a woman with whom Raigar was in relationship with earlier. As per information, agriculture equipment was used in the murder.

An attempt was made to burn the victim by pouring kerosene on him. The man seen as the attacker in the video has been identified as Shambhulal Regar. The police have started its investigations.

The pamphlets, carrying a picture of a Bollywood actress, warned the people against "love jihad" and also claimed that two Muslim actors had left their Hindu wives.

The video shows a person killing the labourer with an axe, setting his body on fire and making a threat that "every Indian would resort to something awful like this if love jihad' does not end".