Slain labourer's family demands justice
By PTI | Published: 07th December 2017 06:41 PM |
Malda (WB), Dec 7 (PTI) The family of a labourer who was attacked with an axe and then burnt alive in Rajasthan today demanded strict action against the killer who allegedly also uploaded a video of the gruesome crime on social media.
Mohammad Afrazul of West Bengal's Malda district was set ablaze yesterday in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district.
The video, which has gone viral on the internet, shows a man raving about "love jehad", a term used by sections of Hindu activists to describe marriages between Hindu women and Muslim men, who are accused of seeking to propagate Islam.
"We want a thorough investigation to be conducted into the incident and the culprit to be punished," a relative of Afrazul told reporters in Malda.
According to Rajsamand SP Manoj Kumar, the accused has been arrested and is being interrogated.
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.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has condemned the killing and called the incident "inhuman". PTI PNT RBT BDS .
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.