Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday visited the home of Kanhaiya Lal, the tailor who was brutally murdered in Udaipur. He was accompanied by state revenue minister Ramlal Jat, director general of police (DGP) ML Lather, Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasara and other leaders. He talked wth the family members of Lal, who was killed by two Muslim men over a social media post in support of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
“The incident in Udaipur has shocked the entire nation. The manner in which the murder took place is a heinous crime. We quickly swung into action and arrested both the accused and handed over the case to Special Operations Group and the Anti-Terrorist Squad. We found out that the killing is linked to international organisation. It is terror act,” Gehlot said. The Rajasthan government has announced a financial aid of ₹50 lakh to the family of deceased.
The murderers of Kanhaiya Lal, Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed, were arrested in Rajsamand. The National Investigation Agency has already begun probe into the killing of Kanhaiya Lal. The investigation has revealed the links of two killers with Pakistan-based Sunni Islamist organisation Dawat-e-Islami, which has links to Barelvi pan-Islamic Tehree-e-Labbaik extremist organisation in Pakistan.