Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said the brutal killing of a Muslim man in Rajsamand was “deplorable,” and needed “to be condemned in strongest possible terms.”
In a short statement released Thursday, Raje noted that the culprit had been promptly arrested.
“Culprit promptly nabbed by Police. Have directed them to prosecute the criminal in the shortest possible time. Deplorable Act which needs to be condemned in strongest possible terms,” the statement read.
The main accused in the case, Shambunath, was arrested Thursday by police in Rajsamand’s Kelva region.
After a video showing Shambunath burning a man alive for committing ‘love jihad’ surfaced, senior police officials kept a tight vigil in Kelva.
In a second video, Shambunath admitted that he committing the crime and said he would surrender.
At the Delwara police station, where Shambunath underwent intensive interrogation by Rajsamand police, he said he didn’t think he had committed a crime.
He also alleged that Sheikh had threatened to kill his entire family.