Man who burnt labourer alive, arrested in Rajsamand
Udaipur : Police has arrested on Thursday Shambulal Regar,a 38-year-old man for slaining and burning alive a labourer inRajsamand city,a day ago. The accused is without remorse and bears no guilt for the heinous act he committed. ” Had I not killed him, he would have killed my entire family because he wanted to take a revenge” the accused said before media persons at Delwara police station. The victim Afrazul (45) was a resident of Malda district in West Bengal and had lived in Rajsamand for 20 years. He undertook labour work for buildings, police said. On Wednesday, Shambulal had taken Afrazul to his field on pretext of some building work and axed him down. He burnt thebody with kerosene oil and made video clips of the murder that spread like fire on the social media.
Shambulal was arrested around 9 am on thursday at Kelwa in Rajsamand when he was on his way to the temple where he had announced a day ago to surrender. However, police rounded him up and took to Kelwa police station. Later, sensing the tension brewing among the victim’s community, police took him to Delwara police station for interrogation. When asked for thereason behind the murder, IG Anand Srivastava told reporters that the accused said the reasons were the same that he had cited in two video clips he had released soon after killing Afrazul. Shambulal was brought masked before the media and when he was asked for the reason, the accused said that he was left with no other option. ” I had gone to West Bengal an year ago to rescue a girl who was my neighbour. Afrazul made her a prey by making her believe his false love and she eloped with him to his native place. I brought her back to Rajsamand and since then Afrazul have been bearing animosity. He had threatened many times to kill my daughters,other family members and so I had no other way out” the killer said.
Unemployed for an year
The accused have been unemployed for some time. He worked with a marble unit earlier but had notbeen working or earning anything since an year, family members told police. He has wife, three daughters and two brothers in his family. One of his daughter who is also seen sitting with him in the video clip,is said to be mentally challenged and receiving government aid. Regar had left a 3-paged murder note at the crime spot which the police had recovered. ” Hello friends, my name is Shambu Bhavani” the accused had written in English at the beginning. In the later parts he had expressed severe feelings on Islamic way. Concluding the letter, the accused had asked the police to keep his daughter in the prison with him. After his arrest too, his daughter was seen with him inside the police station and sources said that the girl was too much attached with her father and looking at her mental condition, she was allowed there.
15-year-old nephew shot the video clips
The four video clips that had gone around in the social media hadbeen shot by a 15-year-old boy Uttam Regar who is nephew of Shambulal. Every one including the police is shocked to know how the accused got a minor too involved in a murder case and made him shoot live murder scenes that could disturb any normal person.
Internet services suspended, additional forces deployed
Tension had prevailed in Kelwa and Rajsamand city as the video clips went viral. The victim’s relatives and community members gathered at Hussaini Chowk and protested against the incident. Police forces have been deployed at several parts of the city to prevent any untoward incident. Internet services were suspended from 3 am so as to stop unwanted speculations and comments making rounds. The internet services is expected to resume by friday evening, sources said.