Perpetrator used kerosene to burn the victim alive after beating him.
The accused, Shambunath Raigar is still at large.
He justified the act saying he was saving a girl from ‘love jihad’
A horrifying video of a man being burnt alive in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district has been blowing up on social media.
According to the police, Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh was identified as the person getting killed in the name of ‘love jihad’ in the video that has sent shockwaves down people’s spine.
The alleged perpetrator of the crime Shambunath Raigar, is currently absconding.
However, another video of the accused Raigar, has surfaced online in which he can be seen justifying his act.
Raegar, in the video, claims he committed the act in a bid to save a girl from ‘love jihad’.
Senior police official IG Anand Srivastava of Udaipur Range, has been camping in Rajsamand to keep an eye on the law and order situation prevailing there after the incident. The police have; been trying to get a hold of the accused.
Earlier, the perpetrator of the heinous crime had made a video of the act which was later put on the social media.The incident took place on Dev heritage road in Rajnagar area of Rajsamand district.
Police had initially received information about the semi-burnt body of a man being found. Senior police officials including SP Manoj Kumar, ASP Manish Tripathi and DSP Rajendra Singh reached the location and found a badly disfigured body. A team of FSL, dog squad was summoned. From the location of the murder, an agricultural tool used in the murder, the victim’s motorbike and his slippers were found from the crime scene.
The police were conducting their investigations when the video went viral. In the video, initially it can be seen that the perpetrator hits the man killed with an agricultural tool, then pours kerosene oil on his body and burns him alive.
Also, Raigar can be seen mentioning that those who indulge in ‘love jihad’ will be met with the same fate.