Police arrest two Muslim men for allegedly beheading the tailor on camera over his post supporting ex-BJP official’s comments on the Prophet Muhammad.Two Muslim men have been arrested in India’s Udaipur city in the western state of Rajasthan for allegedly beheading a Hindu tailor over his support online for a former ruling party official whose remarks about Prophet Muhammad sparked global protests.
Mobile internet services and large gatherings remained restricted in Udaipur on Wednesday, a day after the two men killed the Hindu man, Kanhaiya Lal.
Lal was stabbed multiple times inside his tailoring shop on Tuesday by the two cleaver-wielding men who also filmed the attack. The duo accused Lal of blasphemy in the video.
The two men later claimed responsibility for the killing in another video and allegedly threatened to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the same manner.
TV reports aired video of Lal lying on the ground with his throat slit. Police said both accused were arrested within hours of the incident.
“Both the accused in the killing have been arrested and we will ensure strict punishment and speedy justice,” Ashok Gehlot, chief minister of Rajasthan, said on Twitter.
Gehlot appealed to people to stay calm and not share the video as it would “serve the attackers’ motive of creating discord in society”.
Police stand guard as people gather on road after Lal’s killing in Udaipur [ANI/Handout via Reuters]
Asaduddin Owaisi, a member of parliament, condemned the “horrible” murder.
“One canno …