Rajsamand (Rajasthan): In a video which has gone viral, a man can been seen beating up another and then setting him on fire.
According to reports the victim is a Muslim labourer who was hacked and then burnt alive by the murderer.
The incident took place in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district.
Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has set up a Special Investigation Team on on Thursday to investigate the killing and look at a possible communal angle.
The victim, identified as Mohammed Afrazul, is said to be a migrant from West Bengal’s Malda district and was working in Rajsamand as a contract labourer. The man seen as the attacker in the video has been identified as Shambhulal Regar, a local.
According to police, Regar, had first lured the victim to the spot promising some work, only to kill him brutally.
The killer got a friend along to record the video that shows the entire incident in vivid detail. Afrazul is seen pleading and crying for help while the accused keeps clobbering him with an axe and later burns him alive.
The police have recovered the half-burnt body from the spot along with the axe used in murder and a scooter.
The Rajnagar police have registered a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearing of evidence) of the IPC.
“Afrazul worked in Rajsamand as a labourer and his family also lived with him. While the motive behind the murder is not clear, we will get there as soon as we apprehend Regar. Several police teams are on the lookout for him,” said Ramsumer Meena, Station House Officer of Rajnagar police station.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pankaj Kumar Singh added, “We are trying to arrest the accused. We are also questioning the family members of Shambhulal Regar. The alleged communal angle is also being probed. We will have more information after the arrests.”