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Man brutally hacked to death, set afire over 'love jihad'
07 Dec 2017
In a shocking incident, a man in Rajasthan brutally hacked to death a Muslim laborer and set him on fire allegedly for committing 'love jihad'.
He even made a video of the incident and uploaded it on social media, which has now gone viral.
The accused has been identified as Rajsamand-resident Shambhulal, TimesNow reports, and the victim as Mohammed Afrazul from West Bengal's Malda.
How the shocking event unfolded
The incident took place in Dev Heritage Road in Rajnagar of Rajsamand district. In the video, Shambhulal is heard saying those who indulge in 'love jihad' will meet the same fate as Afrazul.
He is seen attacking Afrazul with a sickle, pouring kerosene on him and then setting him ablaze.
Afrazul's bike was recovered from near the site.
What are the police doing?
"It is shocking how he killed the man and made a video of it. The accused has been arrested and a special investigation team has been set up for investigation in the case," said Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria.
The Indian SC is hearing its first 'love jihad' case
Meanwhile, India's Supreme Court is hearing its first 'love jihad' case. Shafin Jahan of Kerala has challenged the state HC's annulment of his marriage to Hadiya, formerly Akhila.
Akhila's kin have alleged Shafin has terrorist links. The NIA recently confirmed he has been found to be associated with ISIS operatives.
However, Hadiya insists she wants to go back to her husband.