'Hang Culprits': Slain Tailor's Kin Tells Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot in Udaipur

Lal's son said that Gehlot had offered the family financial assistance, and him a government job.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday, 30 June, met the family members of Kanhaiya Lal, the tailor who was murdered by two men in Udaipur earlier this week.

"Went to the residence of Shri Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur, paid homage to the departed soul and met the bereaved family members and consoled them in this very sad time. The government is fully with them in this hour of grief," Gehlot said after meeting the kin of the deceased.

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"Assured the family members that in this heinous incident, we will ensure that the victim's family gets speedy justice and the perpetrators get the harshest punishment. The government will not spare anyone," he said in a tweet.


The chief minister was accompanied by senior officials, such as Minister of State for Home Rajendra Yadav, Chief Secretary Usha Sharma, Director General of Police (DGP) ML Lather and others.

"Our police did a good job. They arrested the accused and found international links, which is why the NIA (National Investigation Agency) came into the picture. We'll appeal to take this case via fast track. We want NIA to be time-bound and punish the guilty within a month. We'll cooperate with them," Gehlot said after meeting the family, as per news agency ANI.

Gehlot had arrived in the city via a special plane around 1 pm to meet Lal's family.

The tailor was killed by two men on Tuesday over a social media post in which the former had allegedly supported former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma's remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

The two persons accused of the murder – Gaus Mohammad and Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari – have been arrested.

'CM Gehlot Offered Me Govt Job, Financial Assistance': Tailor's Son

Meanwhile, the tailor's son Yash said that CM Gehlot had offered the family financial assistance, and him a government job.

"I have spoken with the CM. He has provided us financial help. He has also assured me of a government job. He is cooperating with us, and we are ready to cooperate too," Yash said.

He also said that the family demanded security for themselves, and reiterated the demand for the culprits to be given the death penalty.

"We have demanded security. My father was not provided security but we should be provided. We have been assured of the same. The culprits should not be given anything less than a death sentence," he said.

Since the murder took place, there has been heavy police presence across the city to ensure law and order. Two additional director generals, one deputy inspector general, and other senior police officials have been camping in Udaipur over the last few days.

Kanhaiya Lal Cremated

Lal was cremated in Udaipur on Wednesday in the presence of a large number of people, including his relatives and locals, amid a curfew in different parts of the city.

Anguished by Lal's murder, his wife said, "We demand that those people who murdered him should be hanged to death, we demand their death sentence and need justice."

During his cremation, slogans of 'Kanhaiya Lal Amar Rahe' could be heard in the area.

The tailor's murder had led to sporadic incidents of violence in Udaipur on Tuesday, even as a curfew was imposed in different parts of the city.

Mobile internet services were also suspended in all 33 districts of Rajasthan.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

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