Rajasthan government has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 Lakh for the family of Muslim man who was burnt alive in a hate crime in Rajsamand.
Mohammed Afrazul from West Bengal was killed by Shambulal Regar over an allleged affair with a Hindu woman whom Shambulal called his sister. Meanwhile that woman has denied her links with the Muslim man. According to the Indian Express the woman said, ” “In 2010, I went to West Bengal with one Mohammed Bablu Sheikh who was a resident of Syedpur in Malda. We lived there for more than two years. I returned to Rajasthan in 2013 on my own. It’s a lie that Regar brought me back.”
“A little while after my stay in Malda, I contacted my mother. It was at this time that Regar volunteered to bring me back and also took Rs 10,000 from my mother. He visited me at Malda and wanted me to come with him but I refused to go, he didn’t rescue me,” said the woman.
She said that she told Regar she would return “by herself.” She added that she knew Regar as he was from the same community and had also tied a rakhi on him,” the woman added.
The police presented Regar at the court Friday and he was sent to three-day police custody. Shambhu lal filmed the murder of Mohammed Afrazul and then delivers a warning against “love jihad”, which the Hindu far-right believes is a conspiracy by Muslim groups to lure Hindu women into marriages with Muslim men and to convert them to Islam.
“You jihadis, this is the fate that awaits you. Stop ‘love jihad’ in India, or else you will meet the fate of this man.”he added in the video.
This murder has been widely criticised all over the country.