A youth was beheaded by two men in the Maldas street area of Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Tuesday. The deceased had reportedly shared a social media post in support of suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, a few days ago, reported Asian News International (ANI).
According to inputs shared by news agency ANI, the killers posted a video of the beheading and even threatened to take Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life.
Soon after, locals staged a protest over the murder, following which shops in the area were closed.
Internet services were suspended for the next 24 hours in the district as the situation turned tense.
Police said a statewide alert has been issued to all superintendents of police and inspector generals to increase the mobility of forces and to maintain officers on the ground. “We’re assessing the law and order to take further decisions,” ADG (law and order), Rajasthan, was quoted as saying by ANI.
Police said thorough investigation will be conducted into the murder. “A few accused have been identified. Police teams have been constituted to locate the accused. We will take action on the video of men claiming to have committed the act,” the superintended of police, Udaipur, was quoted as saying by ANI.