Over 500 people collect Rs 3 Lakh in support of Afrazul’s killer, Police freeze bank account
Police impose section 144 following reports that Hindutva organisations were planning a rally
After over 500 people from across India have donated to the family of the psychopath murderer Shambhulal Regar, who is in custody for killing Mohammed Afrazul, a worker from West Bengal, burning his body and circulating the videos of the incident.
Police in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand have reportedly frozen a bank account with deposits of around Rs 3 lakh “collected in the name” of Shambhulal Regar,
The Indian Express quoted police officers saying that the money was donated by 516 people from across the country to the account being operated in the name of Regar’s wife Sita.
Police have also arrested two businessmen for allegedly circulating images on social media of receipts acknowledging their donations to the account. The police crackdown followed an alert that a message was being circulated on social media with details of the bank account, and an appeal seeking donations for Regar’s family.
Meanwhile, Hindutva organisations have supported the murderer by planning a rally on Thursday in support of Regar.
Police have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC and suspended Internet services.
“This is what will happen to you if you do ‘love jihad’ in our country,” Regar is heard saying in the video of the gruesome incident that went viral.
Mohammed Afrazul’s wife Gulbahar was quoted as saying, “Whenever I close my eyes, I see him being killed… I hear his cries. My youngest daughter tries to sleep, but she wakes up screaming. Nobody kills even an animal in that manner.”