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Hindu Man beheaded in Taliban style over ‘social media posts’ supporting Nupur Sharma

The duo Riyaz and Mohammad can be seen in the video taking responsibility for the blatant murder and threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.

Udaipur: A man was beheaded by two unknown assailants in Udaipur’s Maldas area today for allegedly sharing a social media post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

The entire incident, which took place near the Udaipur Bus Stand, was recorded by the attackers and the video was later released on social media platforms.

The deceased — a tailor identified as Kanhaiyalal Teli — had allegedly put up a WhatsApp status a few days back in support of Sharma, whose remarks on Prophet Mohamed led to violent protests in various parts of the country earlier this month, drawing condemnation from several countries. Teli owned a shop with the name ‘Supreme Tailor’ in the Danmandi area of Udaipur city in Rajasthan.

The video shows one of the perpetrators posing as a customer while the tailor is seen taking his measurements. Soon after, the alleged assailant is seen attacking Kanhaiyalal Teli while the device, with which the video was being recorded, appears to drop in the commotion, while screams continue to be heard in the audio that follows.

Several other videos following the murder in broad daylight show the tailor’s body outside his shop ‘Supreme Tailor’ lying in a pool of blood as people surround the vicinity.

Another video, purportedly showing the two perpetrators of the heinous crime — one of whom calls himself Riyaz and introduced the other one as Mohammad — surfaced on social media showing the duo taking responsibility for the blatant murder and threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.

Manoj Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Udaipur, said that tailor was murdered over an exchange of social media posts over Nupur Sharma’s remarks between two communities.

Kumar further said that the tailor was himself an accused in a case related to inflammatory social media posts and had been questioned by the police earlier.

Speaking to reporters earlier, the Udaipur SP said that few accused have been identified, adding that strict action will be taken against them.

“A heinous murder has been committed and a thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident. Few accused have been identified. Police teams were constituted to locate the accused. We will take action on the video of men claiming to have committed the act,” Kumar said.

The blatant killing led to protests in the area where the incident took place, prompting the deployment of police forces and the closure of shops. The prevailing tension prompted authorities to suspend internet services in the city for the next 24 hours.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the heinous killing and assured of stringent action against the accused. He also urged people not to share the video of the killing.

“I condemn the heinous murder of youth in Udaipur. Strict action will be taken against all the criminals involved in this incident and the police will go to the root of the crime. I appeal to all parties to maintain peace. Strictest punishment will be given to every person involved in such heinous crime,” Gehlot wrote on Twitter.

“I appeal to everyone not to try to disturb the atmosphere by sharing the video of this incident. By sharing the video, the criminal’s purpose of spreading hatred in the society will be successful,” he added.

Opposition leader Gulab Chand Kataria of BJP said he spoke to the chief minister who assured him of action in the incident. “We have had a conversation with the CM, and he said that teams have been deployed, he himself has talked to the officials and further said that those who committed the incident will be arrested soon.”

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