Shambunath was arrested from Kelva region in Rajsamand. "I have seen the video and the cries of my helpless father while he was being killed". In the video, the killer is seen talking about love jihad and presence of a young girl is also seen the video, which has fuelled rumours that it might be a love jihad case.
In a social media post the suspect said it was a "warning" to those who commit "love jihad" - a term many Hindu activists use to describe marriages between Hindu women and Muslim men they claim are converting women to their faith to propagate Islam.
Extra police forces have been deployed in Rajsamand district. A man from Rajasthan witnessed a chilling murder on the lines of Hindutva ideology. The accused also circulated the video on WhatsApp and other social media channels.
The entire incident happened on Dev heritage road in Rajnagar area of Rajsamand.
The police had initially received information about the semi-burnt body of a man being found.
Without delay, he along with ASP Manish Tripathi and DSP Rajendra Singh reached the location where they found a badly disfigured body.
Immediately, the Forensic Scientific Lab (FSL) team and dog squad was summoned. "Love Jihadis, either leave our country or all of you will meet the same fate as this man", Shambhulal Raigar is heard shouting before he sets bleeding Bhoota, still alive, on fire. An attempt was made to burn the victim by putting kerosene on him.
"We want a thorough investigation to be conducted into the incident and the culprit to be punished", a relative of Afrazul told reporters in Malda. Earlier, police had identified him as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh. The video shows the murderer catching the victim unaware and pinning him to the ground before hacking him with a crude weapon and eventually setting him on fire.