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Curfew imposed as tension erupts after Tailor’s beheaded

Curfew imposed as tension erupts after Tailor’s beheaded, two accused arrested in Udaipur over alleged social media post on Nupur Sharma.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

Indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of Udaipur city as tension erupted after a gruesome daylight murder of a tailor in Dhanmandi area of the Lake City of Udaipur allegedly by sharp-edged weapon by unknown assailants over his alleged social post on Nupur Sharma, former BJP spokesperson, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Government of Rajasthan tonight set up a three member Special Investigation Team ((SIT) headed by Ashok Rathore, ADG-SOG, to probe the murder mystery of victim tailor Kanhiya Lal in Udaipur.
Two accused nabbed from the Bhim area in the Rajsamand district were arrested by a joint team of senior cops, the Director-General of Police M L Lather on Tuesday night. The accused were identified as Gos Mohammed and Riyaz, DGP said.
The curfew was imposed in Dhanmandi, Ghantaghar, Hathipole, Ambamata, Surajpole, Bhupalpura, and Savina Police stations, while the prohibitory orders under section 144 of cr. p.c. have been promulgated in the entire Udaipur district, ADG Law and Order Hawa Singh Ghumariya, who is monitoring the situation said. However the scheduled examinations and emergency services would be permitted, he added.
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Two bike-borne assailants thronged the shop and attacked him with the sharp-edged weapon (sword, knife) Kanhiyalal collapsed on the spot and rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. An FSL team has rushed to the spot. Ten days ago the victim received a threat call on his social media post and he was not opening his shop due to fear. The deceased was identified as Kanhiya Lal Teli, 40 years.
The murder is apparently connected with a number of inflammatory social media posts between communities, the police said, adding the deceased was an accused in the case and was even questioned in his alleged post on social media.
Tension erupted in Dhanmandi, Ghantaghar, and Surajpole areas of Udaipur following the alleged murder and video clip which was put on social media by unknown persons, the Additional DG of Law and Order Hawa Singh Ghoomariya told reporters here. Shopkeepers blocked the roads and burnt tires on the road and demanded the arrest of the culprits.
Internet service has been snapped and five companies of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary 30 RPS officers have been deployed besides many senior IPS officers of DIG, SPs and additional SP have been rushed from the PHQ, besides ADGs Janga Srinivasan and Dinesh MN have been rushed from Jaipur to Udaipur, Ghoomariya said.
“We have appealed to the people to maintain law and order in the state and do not share the video clip of the incident. The entire state has been put on alert and district and divisional IPS officers have been asked to be vigilant to maintain law and order situation”, he said.
In his tweet, CM Ashok Gehlot said, “It is a very sad incident and the amount of condemnation is less, it is a matter of great concern that killing someone in this way is very sad, it is also shameful, I understand that there is also a need to correct the atmosphere. There should not be tension in such times, altogether. Those guilty will not be spared, for the whole police is ready to arrest and will keep no stone unturned. I can imagine, I can imagine, how fierce the anger must have been in my heart, I realize this, that is how we will act”.
 
Meanwhile, the Leader of Opposition (BJP) Mr G C Kataria, who belongs to the Udaipur division, had spoken to CM Ashok Gehlot and asked that arrests be made as soon as possible so the anger of people would cool down.