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Tailor Kanhaiya Lal beheaded in Udaipur over his post supporting Nupur Sharma, crime filmed: All you need to know


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A tailor was murdered at a shop and the crime filmed by the assailants in Rajasthan's Udaipur on Tuesday, police said.

Here's how the assailants killed him:

The two accused reached the victim's shop on Tuesday afternoon under Dhan Mandi police station area, they said.

One of the assailants, who was identified as Riyaz, attacked Kanhaiya Lal with a sharp-edged weapon while the other recorded the crime on his mobile phone, police said.

Soon after, they circulated a video of themselves confessing to the killing on social media and threatened PM Modi's life as well.

Here's why they killed him

He had shared a social media post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma a few days ago.

Tension in Udaipur

Locals protested after the incident that took place in broad daylight. Shops in Maldas street area of Udaipur have been closed following the incident.

Following the murder, local markets in the area were shut as the traders demanded that the accused be arrested.

Internet services temporarily were also suspended for the next 24 hours in Udaipur district, following the incident of murder of a man in the city.

Here's what police and CM Ashok Gehlot said

Udaipur Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Choudhary said few accused have been identified and a thorough probe will be conducted.

"A heinous murder has been committed and a thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident. Few accused have been identified. Police teams have been constituted to locate the accused. We will take action on the video of men claiming to have committed the act," Choudhary said.

District Collector of Udaipur Tara Chand Meena urged people to maintain peace and law and order.

"I appeal to all to maintain peace and law and order. The affected family will be provided help from the government. Stringent action will be taken against the accused," he said.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot promised the strictest action against the culprits and said the police will go to the bottom of the matter.

"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. Strictest punishment will be given to every person involved in such heinous crime," he said.

The BJP had suspended party spokesperson Nupur Sharma earlier this month for her controversial remarks during a TV debate.

(With inputs from agencies)

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