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Hindu tailor in Udaipur beheaded for social media post backing Nupur Sharma

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New Delhi, Jun 28: A youth was beheaded by two men in Udaipur's Maldas street area in Rajasthan on Tuesday. He had reportedly shared a social media post in support of Nupur Sharma, a few days ago, as per news agency ANI.

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Udaipur man beheaded for social media post supporting Nupur Sharma

The victim was identified as Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor by profession. He was murdered at his shop and the crime was filmed by the assailants, police said.

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.

As the tailor took the measurements of one of them -- who later identified himself as Riaz - attacked him with a cleaver. The other man shot the brutal murder with his mobile phone. The two men fled from the scene after the daylight murder, and later uploaded the clip on social media.

In another video, the alleged assailant admitted that they "beheaded" the tailor and threatened the prime minister for lighting "this fire". As the videos circulated on social media, tension escalated.

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

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has condemned the incident and said, "I condemn the heinous murder of a youth in Udaipur. Strict action will be taken against the criminals involved in this incident. I appeal to everyone to maintain peace and not share the video of the act."

He said that it is not a small incident, "what has happened is beyond one's imagination."

Udaipur Collector has appealed 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: Collector, Udaipur on the beheading of a youth in the city," he said.

Responding to the murder, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Gulab Chand Kataria said that he had spoken to the Chief Minister and those involved will be arrested while giving assistance to the victim's family. "

"This incident is not possible due to single person, it could be because of some organization. It's horrendous and the failure of administration," Kataria added.

Meanwhile, internet services have been temporarily suspended for the next 24 hours in Udaipur district.

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