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Posted at: Dec 7, 2017, 1:55 PM; last updated: Dec 7, 2017, 6:39 PM (IST)

Muslim man hacked, burnt; killer warns 'jihadis', all on video

Muslim man hacked, burnt; killer warns 'jihadis', all on video
Video grab of the killer.

Jaipur, December 7

In a shocking incident, a labourer was burnt alive and a video of the gruesome incident was uploaded on social media in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district, police said.

The slain labourer, who hailed from West Bengal, was identified as Mohammad Afrazul.

The accused who allegedly committed the crime on Wednesday in Raj Nagar had been arrested, SP Rajsamand Manoj Kumar told PTI.

He said the accused Shabhu Lal, a resident of Raj Nagar, was being interrogated.

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Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria condemned the incident saying the case had been handed over to SIT for further investigation.

In the video, the labourer was hacked and burnt to death.

“The labourer died on the spot,” police said.

According to Udaipur IG Anand Srivastava, the accused was also seen shouting at the victim in the video.

The investigation is on and the matter is being probed, he added.

Afrazul’s family members said they did not know why he was killed.

“We don’t know the real reason behind his killing. He was the sole bread winner of the family. We came to know that the person who killed him had called him on the pretext of giving him work,” a relative said.

“We want a thorough investigation to be conducted into the incident and the culprit to be punished,” another relative of Afrazul told reporters in Malda.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has condemned the killing and called the incident “inhuman”.

“We strongly condemn the heinous killing of a labourer from Bengal in Rajasthan. How can people be so inhuman. Sad,” she said in a tweet. PTI


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