Jodhpur shocker: Tableau honouring Rajsamand killer taken out on Ram Navami

The killer, Shambhu Lal allegedly hacked the victim to death and set his body on fire in Rajsamand district last year in a suspected case of 'love jihad'.

Published: 27th March 2018 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 05:46 PM   |  A+A-

Tableau honouring Rajsamand killer taken out on Ram Navami. (ANI/Twitter.com)

By ANI

JODHPUR: Tableau of the Rajasthan murderer, who is accused of killing a Muslim labourer from West Bengal in December last year, was taken out in Jodhpur to honour him on the occasion of Ram Navami.

The killer, Shambhu Lal Regar was seen on video hacking the victim to death and setting his body on fire in Rajsamand district last year.

He himself had got the act recorded on video and uploaded it to social media, which triggered nationwide outrage. 

ALSO READ: 'No regret for hacking Afrazul to death': Shambhulal Regar releases another video, this time from Rajasthan prison

Shambhu has been serving jail term since December 2017 after a case was registered against him.

Mohammed Afrazul's killer Regar (Video screengrab)

On December 6 last year, 36-year-old Regar first hacked Afrazul and then burnt him to death in Rajsamand. He recorded the entire act with the help of another person.

Rajasthan police's charge sheet states that Regar had claimed that his motive behind killing Afrazul was to punish him for indulging in "love jihad" (a term coined by Hindu fundamentalists to describe a relationship between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman).

READ: 'Shambhulal Regar linked killing of Mohammed Afrazul to 'love jihad' to cover own illicit relation'

However, the charge sheet continues, Regar made the claim to cover up his own illicit relationship with a woman. The woman, however, liked a Bengali Muslim man. Regar was upset and angry about it.

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