As many as 28 policemen and several others were injured after mob went on rampage in Udaipur against the arrest of Shambulal Raigar, psychopath murderer who brutally burnt Muslim man in a hate crime.
Prohibitory orders preventing the gathering of large groups are still in force in Rajasthan’s Udaipur and Rajasamand districts, where mobile internet has also been snapped.
Police said that 200 people were arrested for flouting prohibitory orders in the district. Mobs forcibly closed down shops and created a ruckus on the roads. The irate mob also pelted stones and burnt tyres in support of the killer.
Shambhu Lal, 35, from Rajasamand had hacked 45-year-old daily wager from West Bengal, Mohammad Afrazul, to death, set his body on fire, and got his 13-year-old nephew to record the entire sequence on video.
In the video, he is heard ranting against “love jihad”, the term used by right-wing groups accusing Muslim men of drawing Hindu women into relationships and converting them.
The unrest began around 1 pm and was quelled by late night. Meanwhile, restriction on internet services will continue till today 8 pm. Internet services have been suspended in Rajsamand too.