A heinous crime was committed in Rajasthan’s Udaipur. A Hindu Tailor named Kanhaiya Lal was killed by two men in his shop. The killers recorded the video of the incident which went viral on social media.
Udaipur Tailor Kanhaiya Lal Killed
Amid the brutal murder of a Udaipur tailor named Kanhaiya Lal, religious tensions have increased in the city. It is said that the two men chopped off the head of the tailor because he supported ex-BJP spokesperson and leader Nupur Sharma. Nupur Sharma was suspended from the party for giving offensive remarks against Prophet Muhammad. The victim had posted content on his social media accounts in the favor of Nupur Sharma. Rajasthan police have arrested the attackers from the Bheem area of Rajsamand district before they could escape.” A heinous murder has been committed and a thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident. Few accused have been identified.”, said the SP, Udaipur.
The Videos Recorded By Attackers
The attackers recorded several videos during and post killing, a few of which went viral on social media. In one of them, the attackers are seen inside the shop of the tailor pretending to give measurements for clothes and then suddenly attack the victim with the knives. In the other video, they are seen threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a third video which is said to be recorded on June 17, 2022, one of the two accused is heard explaining his intentions similar to the heinous crime that took place on Tuesday.
Chief Minister’s Appeal
The chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has urged the citizens to maintain peace in the state.”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 bottom of the crime. I appeal to all parties to maintain peace,” said the CM in a tweet.
Protests Across Udaipur After The Incident
After the incident, protests by several Hindu organizations erupted in the city. Internet services have also been suspended for 24 hours. Opposition party BJP has slammed the current state government for the incident.“What kind of government is this Ashok ji, where Kanhaiya Lal does not have the freedom to support anyone but Mohammad Riyaz has the freedom to kill? Riyaz has also shown violent feelings towards the Prime Minister. Riyaz should be taken into custody immediately and his terrorist links should be investigated,” Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia tweeted.
“Today’s incident in Udaipur proves that Hindu is not safe anywhere under Congress’ Ashok Gehlot’s rule. It is the result of the appeasement policy of the Chief Minister and the Congress that the criminals are raised in spirit and the fear of law has ended.”, he further added.