Hindu Shopkeeper bludgeoned to death for blasphemy in India; culprits threaten to kill Narendra Modi as well
28th June 2022 – A Hindu shopkeeper, named Kanhaiya Lal, has been killed in broad daylight in Udaipur India for blasphemy.
In an ISIS style killing the two culprits, namely, Mohammed Riyaz Akhatari and Mohammed, beheaded the victim at his shop. The culprits videotaped the incident and put it on social media platform for everyone to watch. They entered the victim’s shop pretending as customers and grabbed him to behead him with a sharp knife.
The culprits accused the victim of supporting Nupur Sharma, an ex-spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), in an online post.
Kanhaiya Lal was a tailor and owned a small shop in Udaipur under the name ‘Supreme Tailors’.
In a video uploaded on Twitter, it can be seen that one of the culprits grabbed Kanhaiya Lal’s neck as he was taking body measurements and started to attack him from the back. The victim can be heard pleading with him to let him go. The tailor’s body can be seen lying in a pool of blood, wrapped in plastic outside his shop in the latter end of the video.
After finishing off Kanhaiya, the culprits made another video where they proudly confessed the crime and even threatened to behead Nupur Sharma and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Udaipur Police promptly took action and has arrested the culprits. Meanwhile, Minister of Home Affairs has sent a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe further into the case.
The city is under an uneasy calm and the state machinery is on high alert. Section 144 has been imposed in all districts in Rajasthan for the next one month and internet may remain suspended for the next 24-48 hours.
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