‘Insult to Islam’: Hindu tailor in Udaipur beheaded over FB post, killers threaten PM Modi

Tensions erupted in Rajasthan’s Udaipur after a Hindu tailor was beheaded in the city on Tuesday, by two men allegedly over a Facebook post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

Police said both accused in the murder of Kanhaiya Lal have been arrested from Rajsamand.

Meanwhile, the internet was suspended in the city and over 600 policemen deployed to maintain law and order.

According to reports, the two accused Gos Mohamad and Abdul Jabbar, residents of Surajpol locality in Udaipur, entered victim Kanhaiya Lal`s shop and stabbed him multiple times with daggers and also slit his throat.

Soon after committing the crime, the two accused posted a video on social media boasting about the beheading and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s life as well, police said. The two accused were arrested within hours of the incident. 

The Rajasthan government on Tuesday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the horrific beheading incident.

A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) rushed to Udaipur following the incident, said sources. As per government sources, the NIA team is likely to file a case under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after visiting the crime spot.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “There’s a tense atmosphere in the nation today. Why don’t PM & Amit Shah ji address the nation? There is tension among people. PM should address the public & say that such violence won’t be tolerated & appeal for peace.”

Condemning the incident, BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that Rajasthan was becoming a Taliban state under Congress rule.

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