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Man burnt alive in Rajasthan's Rajsamand in suspected case of love jihad

Screen grab of the incident (Courtesy Facebook). Photograph: (Facebook)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2017, 05.49 AM (IST)

In what is suspected to be a case of 'love jihad',  the police have recovered a partly-bunt body of a man in Rajasthan's Rajsamand. 

Upon receiving information about a murder over 'love jihad', a team of policemen rushed to the spot and conducted inquiries with the neighbours in the area. Following inquiries, the police identified the victim as  Mohammed Afrazul, a migrant worker from Malda, West Bengal. 

The police also recovered an axe used for committing the murder and Afrazul's bike and slippers from the crime spot. 

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The perpetrator of the crime allegedly burnt the body of the victim by pouring kerosene on him, police said.

Meanwhile, a video has emerged on social media in which one  Shambhulal Raigar, a resident of Rajsamand, is seen beating the victim Afrazul. In the video, Raigar is initially seen hitting the victim with an axe. Later, pouring kerosene on his body and burning him. 

In the video, Raigar is heard as saying ''those who indulge in 'love jihad' will be met with same fate.''

Gulab Chand Kataria, Rajasthan Home Minister expressed shock over the incident and said ''it's shocking how he killed the man and made a video of it''.

Accused has been arrested and a special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to investigate in the case, he added. 

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