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Intolerance again! Man hacked, burnt alive for 'Love Jihad' in Rajsamand

Catch Team | Updated on: 7 December 2017, 22:16 IST
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Hate reared its ugly head again, this time in Rajasthan, where a man was hacked and then burnt alive in the name of opposing 'Love Jihad'. The murderers also shot a video of the victim and uploaded it on the internet. 

The murdered man, Afrajul, was reportedly a labourer from West Bengal. The police later found his charred remains. 

In the video, the murderer is seen to be attacking the victim with a sharp weapon repeatedly and then faces the camera to warn “jihadis” in India that all of them will face the same fate if they don't “quit jihad”. He then sets the victim on fire. 

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said the accused has been arrested and a special investigation team set up, news agency Asian News International reported:

Later in the day DIrector-General of Gujarat Police OP Galhotra indicated the murdered might be of unsound mind. "Prima facie, it does not look like this is done by a normal human being," he said, according to ANI.  

Despite the gravity of the situation the political circle hardly took note. Though West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted her condemnation:


Rajasthan-based senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot condemned the killing, even he downplayed it on TV by calling it a law-and-order issue.

Social media users, however, took note:

All-India Majlis-E-Ittehadul-Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi also reacted angrily:


Cases of intolerance-borne violence is not new in Rajasthan. Earlier there have been reports of gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) killing those transporting cattle.


First published: 7 December 2017, 13:04 IST