A 54-year-old medical shop-owner was killed by some males in Maharashtra’s Amravati, probably over a WhatsApp message supporting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, police stated. The incident happened on June 21, per week earlier than Kanhaiya Lal Teni, a tailor by occupation, was brutally murdered in Udaipur on-camera for related causes. The native police have now arrested 5 accused for fatally attacking Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe. Amravati police commissioner Dr Aarti Sing says that the hunt is on for Irfan Khan, the prime accused within the case.

The Metropolis Kotwali Police Station stated that Kolhe had despatched a pro-Nupur Sharma put up on WhatsApp teams. The police suspect that one of many teams the place he posted the message had Muslim members and should have led to the assault.

Kolhe used to run a medical store and was on his means again residence, when he was attacked by the accused in entrance of his son. The cops say that the incident happened between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm on June 21. The police say that it was Irfan Khan who had plotted the assault and promised Rs 10,000 to the accused after the incident together with a automobile to flee from the crime scene.

In his grievance, the chemist’s son Sanket Kohle stated that two males abruptly stopped his father’s scooter and stabbed him with a knife on the life aspect of the neck. A report by The Indian Specific stated that one of many accused stated that the put up despatched by the chemist had insulted Prophet Muhammad so he ‘should die.’

In the meantime, the Union Dwelling Ministry has ordered NIA probe into the homicide of the Amravati chemist. The NIA says that it’s going to not solely have a look at the conspiracy from the native perspective but in addition discover out the worldwide hyperlinks to the homicide if there are any.

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