Rajasthan: Man hacks labourer to death, sets body on fire; records video of murder

Updated On : 07 Dec , 2017 , 01:07 PM
New Delhi:

A barbaric act came to light on Thursday when a labourer was burnt to death by a man in Rajsamand district in Rajasthan. The incident was recorded on camera by the accused himself.

In the video, the accused can be seen beating the victim and then setting him on fire. The video has since gone viral on social media. A Special Investigation Team was on Thursday set up by the Rajasthan government to investigate the killing and to find out if there was any communal angle linked to it.

"It is shocking how he killed the man and made a video of it. Accused has been arrested and a special investigation team (SIT) has been set up for investigation in the case," Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said.

The victim has reportedly been identified as Mohammed Afrazul who is believed to have been a migrant from Malda in West Bengal. He was working as a labourer in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. 

The accused allegedly got a friend with him to record the video of the incident. The victim can be seen crying for help in the video even as the accused beats him with an axe and later burns him alive.

First Published : Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:42 PM

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