Udaipur Tailor Murder: Two men entered Kanhaiya Lal’s shop in the crowded market of Udaipur this afternoon, stabbed him several times and slit his throat with a knife.
Udaipur Tailor Murder
The murder of a tailor, filmed by his killers, has created massive tension in Udaipur. Large gatherings have been banned and internet has been suspended across Rajasthan for 24 hours. The attackers, Gos Mohammed and Riyaz, who were seen on camera, have been arrested.
Two men entered Kanhaiya Lal’s shop in the crowded market of Udaipur this afternoon and slit his throat with a knife. Police said they tried to cut off his head, but could not.
A video shot by him showed a man measuring Kanhaiya Lal before attacking him. The killers saw on camera about the murder and also threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police, who have declared curfew in some parts of the city, said the killers fled and uploaded the video on social media. Leaves of all policemen have been canceled and Udaipur is on alert.
Government sources said the killing is being treated as a terror incident and a team of the National Investigation Agency is on its way to Udaipur.
Udaipur Tailor Murder
Kanhaiya Lal had expressed his support on social media for Nupur Sharma, former BJP spokesperson, whose provocative remarks on Prophet Mohammad created a huge controversy at home and abroad. Sources said the tailor was threatened several times by some groups even after his arrest on social media posts.
Additional director of law and order, senior police officer Hawa Singh Ghumaria told reporters that they have received orders “not to spare anyone”. Mr. Ghumaria also asked the media not to air the video because of its highly inflammatory content. “It’s awful to watch. My advice is please don’t watch the video,” the officer said.
The police said that the tailor had received threats from some organizations after he posted the Prophet’s comment line in support of Nupur Sharma. “On June 10, there was a police complaint against him… he was arrested and produced in court. On June 15, he told the police that he was being threatened was called to the station and the police is probing the role of community leaders who tried to maintain peace in the matter.”
Terming the situation as “painful” and “shameful”, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said an atmosphere of “maliciousness” has been created. Gehlot said, “Strict action will be taken against all the criminals involved in this incident and the police will get to the bottom of it. I appeal to all parties to maintain peace.”
Gehlot said, “I appeal to everyone not to spoil the atmosphere by sharing the video of this incident. By sharing the video, the criminal’s motive of spreading hatred in the society will be successful.”
BJP’s Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said, “I have spoken to the chief minister, superintendent of police and told that arrests should be made at the earliest so that the anger subsides.”