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Hindu shopkeeper beheaded by Muslims in Udaipur over social media post on Nupur Sharma.

Hindu shopkeeper beheaded by Muslims in Udaipur: A shopkeeper was murdered in broad daylight in Udaipur on Tuesday (28.06.2022), sparking tensions in the city. The shopkeeper, named Kanhaiya Lal, was murdered by two men who chopped his head off and later recorded a video admitting to killing the man over a social media post in support of Nupur Sharma.

The police arrested the two accused in Bheem area of Rajsamand district on Tuesday night. The accused were caught while they were trying to flee.

How the incident happened?

A post was put up by the shopkeeper’s eight-year-old son in support of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nupur Sharma. Nupur Sharma was recently in the news for her controversial statements about Prophet Muhammad.

On Tuesday, a video emerged on social media showing two men entering a tailor’s shop in Udaipur and proceeding to attack him with knives. In a separate video posted by the two men, the duo is heard admitting to the murder and threatening PM Narendra Modi.

In a third video, recorded on June 17, and which soon emerged after the murder on Tuesday, one of the two men is heard describing his intentions of carrying out an act similar to what took place in Udaipur on Tuesday.

The Superintendent of Police of Udaipur said, “A heinous murder has been committed and a thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident. Few accused have been identified.”

The murder sparked tensions in Udaipur. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed for calm. He said – “I condemn the heinous murder of youth in Udaipur. Strict action will be taken against all the criminals involved in this incident and the police will go to the bottom of the crime. I appeal to all parties to maintain peace”. News source- helloscholar online news portal.

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