Two months ago, a Rajasthan man, Shambulal Regar who was jailed for hacking a muslim labourer to death on video camera has again released a two videos from Jodhpur's central jail which is being widely circulated on social media.
In on of the video, Regar is purportedly alleging threat to his life from a cellmate Vasudev Brahman, who he said was from West Bengal.
In the second video, Regar makes a long-hate filled rant against Muslims, urging Hindus to unite against "jihadis". Wearing a hoodie and reading the message from a paper, he makes repeated references to Islamic terrorism, love jihad and counterfeit currency. He also demanded support from the masses for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Regar had on December 6 allegedly hacked Mohammed Afrazul, a 48-year-old labourer from West Bengal's Malda, in Rajsamand, accusing him of so-called love jihad. The entire incident was recorded on camera and was widely circulated before his arrest.
He also released a video of the crime on social media, ranting against Muslims and Islam. The murder sparked nationwide outrage and stirred communal tension in several areas of the state.
Jodhpur Central jail has been infamous for the lawlessness in its campus. In 2010, the then jailer Bharat Bhushan Bhatt was murdered by some of the inmates with a knife.
In 2011, the then IG (Jail) had recovered 50 mobile phones from the jail, and in 2016-17, more than 10 cases of mobile phone recovery from the jail have been filed.