The video that went viral on social media shows the assailant warning against inter-religious relationships.
A Muslim labourer from West Bengal was allegedly burnt alive in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district for allegedly committing “love jihad.”
According to media reports, the half-burnt body of a labourer from West Bengal was found near a hotel on the outskirts of Rajsamand in Rajasthan on Wednesday and a video footage of a man allegedly attacking him and burning his body later went viral on the social media.
Police have identified the half-charred body as that of Mohammed Afrazul (48), a native of Malda in West Bengal. He worked in Rajsamand as a labourer and his family lives in the town.
The assailant, Shambhulal Raigar, a resident of Rajsamand, gave threats in the video clip and warned against inter-religious relationships. The video footage had graphic details of Afrazul being attacked with an axe and his body being set on fire, followed by the accused making inflammatory statements.
A two-wheeler belonging to Afrazul was found at the spot of the crime. Rajsamand Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said a search had been launched to arrest Shambhulal after registration of a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of Indian Penal Code at Rajnagar police station.
Extra police forces have also been deployed in Rajsamand district to maintain law and order.