Rajasthan murder: police freeze bank account of accused

Rajasthan murder: police freeze bank account of accused

The Rajasthan Police has frozen a bank account of Shambulal Regar, the man accused of hacking and burning alive a migrant labourer and filming the barbaric act in Rajsamand district last week.

Regar is in custody for killing Mohammad Afrazul. About Rs 3 lakh was deposited in the account being operated by his wife Sita.

Regar claimed that he killed Afrazul as his associate, also a Muslim man from West Bengal, had eloped with a Hindu girl from his village a year ago.  

Anand Srivastava, Inspector General, Udaipur range, said, "Money was donated by 500 people from across the country. We have frozen the account as of now and we will make a list of donors who have contributed."

Messages were circulated on social networking groups with the account number and IFSC code of Raigar's wife asking people to contribute to help the killer to pay for legal expenses.

The police also arrested two businessmen for reportedly circulating images on social media of receipts acknowledging their donations to the account.

In Udaipur district, the police has also imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC and suspended internet services, following reports that some Hindutva organisations were planning a rally on Thursday in support of Regar.

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