Man found hanging at Nahargarh Fort, anti-'Padmavati' messages found near body

Man found hanging at Nahargarh Fort, anti-'Padmavati' messages found near body

The body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging on the ramparts of Jaipur's famous Nahargarh Fort on Friday.

"Padmavati' ka virodh (in opposition to 'Padmavati') was scribbled on a stone next to the body.

The victim was identified as Chetan Saini, a local jeweller.

The police said it is not clear if it was a case of suicide or murder. Sumit Kumar, ACP (Kotwali), said, "We have recovered an Aadhaar Card from his pocket. The body was sent to SMS hospital for postmortem."

A warning message, " ... we don't burn effigies, we hang them," was also found scribbled on another stone.

Saini's brother Ram Ratan said, "The death has no links to the film. A high-level probe should take place. My brother would
not have committed suicide, it seems to be a murder".

President of Rajput Karni Sena said the messages were written to provoke the outfit. Karni Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi called the incident "regrettable".

This is the first such incident reported in connection with the controversy surrounding the movie in Rajasthan.

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