Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Udaipur is in uproar after a tailor was murdered in broad daylight. As videos of the killings circulated widely on social media, businesses were closed, police were on alert and Prime Minister Ashok Gallot called for peace. A search is underway for the alleged attackers, who apparently claim to have committed crimes in the video.
Mr Gehlot called the situation “painful” and “shameful” and said an atmosphere of “hostility” had been created.
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“Stern action will be taken against all criminals involved in this incident and the police will investigate. I call on all parties to remain peaceful,” Mr Gallot said.
“I appeal to everyone not to spoil the atmosphere by sharing a video of this incident. By sharing the video, the criminals’ purpose of spreading hatred in society will be successful,” added Mr Gehlot.
The murder appears to be related to a series of inflammatory social media posts from both communities. The tailor was a suspect in the case and was even questioned by the police.
“I have spoken to the chief minister and the police chief and asked for an arrest as soon as possible so that the anger can be quelled,” said Opposition Leader Gulab Chand Kataria.
Video that emerged on social media on Tuesday showed two men entering a tailor shop in Udaipur and attacking him with knives. In another video released by the pair, the pair can be heard admitting to murder and threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police said they have identified the suspects and are looking for them. The Udaipur police chief said: “A heinous murder has taken place and the incident is being thoroughly investigated. A small number of accused have been identified. A police team has been formed to find the accused. We will have video of the man claiming the crime Take action.”
The killing sparked tensions in Udaipur as Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gallot called for calm. “I condemn the heinous murder of a youth in Udaipur. Severe action will be taken against all criminals involved in this incident and the crime will be investigated by the police. I call on all parties to remain peaceful,” Gallot said in a statement. said in a statement on Twitter.
After the incident, Hindu groups closed the market as protests erupted across Udaipur. Demonstrators took to the streets to protest the violence.
District Collector Tarachand Meena and Inspector of Police Manoj Chaudhary were also on the scene as the situation escalated.
Meanwhile, internet service in the region has been suspended for the next 24 hours.