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Video shows killing and burning of migrant labourer in Rajsamand

A video clip of Shambhulal Raigar after he allegedly committed the crime.  

The half-burnt body of a person from West Bengal was found near a hotel on the outskirts of Rajsamand in Rajasthan on Wednesday and a video showing, purportedly, him being attacked with an axe and set ablaze has gone viral on the social media. The motive of the murder remains unclear.

Police identified the half-charred body as that of Mohammed Afrazul (48), a native of Malda in West Bengal, who worked as a labourer and lived with his family in Rajsamand.

The video also shows the assailant, allegedly local resident Shambhulal Raigar, warning the deceased against cross-community relationships, and making inflammatory statements. A two-wheeler belonging to Afrazul was found at the spot of the crime.

Rajsamand Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said the culprit has been arrested after the registration of a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code at the Rajnagar police station.

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria condemned the incident. He said that the case has been handed over to a special investigation team.

Extra police forces have been deployed in Rajsamand district.

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