JAIPUR: The interrogation of Shambulal , the alleged ‘hate’ killer has revealed that he was into ‘illicit’ relationship with a girl and in order to deviate the attention of his family and locals, he gave ‘Love Jihad’ angle to the entire episode. Since he was into watching hate videos, he opted for a soft and accessible target Afrazul, a housing contractor.
The police remand of Raigar was over on Friday when he was sent to the jail.
“We have videographed the statements of mother of the girl (police wished not to name her) who clearly told that the accused Shambulal was asked to bring back her daughter from a man in with whom she had eloped. The girl returned but she was kept at a rented house in Rajsamand by the accused for 10 months. Woman also said that in the fear of society and defamation she did not tell about it to the police,” said a senior officer of Rajsamand police who interrogated the accused.
Police said that since the family of the girl was also planning to lodge an FIR against him and take some legal action, the ‘hate’ killer thought if any case would be registered against him it would defame him in front of his own family having wife and parents.
He was into illicit relation with a girl in the town for more than 10 months. The girl too was questioned who said she was continuously been hassled by the accused Shambulal. Thus, in order to deviate everyone’s attention towards this issue he himself planned to do something that can change the perception of people,” said , Inspector General of police, Udaipur Range.
Police have also recorded the statements of Shambu’s mother, neighbours, girl’s mother and some others to authenticate he was into illicit relationship.
Refuting the reports saying the accused actually wanted to kill somebody else not Afrajul, a senior officer, said, “His wished to create terror and do something which can make him a hero among some fundamentalist groups. He knew was a housing contractor and on the day of incident he asked him to come along to see a site where he asked him to start some construction. We will produce the interrogation note of the accused, whenever sought in the court and the videography.”