Rajasthan hacking: 516 people from across India donate Rs 3 lakh to Shambhulal Regar’s wife

Regar, 36, hacked Mohammed Afrazul to death on December 6, even roping in his 14-year-old nephew to film the killing. He later posted videos of the killing along with inflammatory and communal comments to defend the act.

Written by Deep Mukherjee | Jaipur | Updated: December 14, 2017 7:57 am
Rajasthan murder, Afrazul Khan, Shambhulal Regar, Rajsamand Shambhulal Regar, and (inset) Mohammed Afrazul.

Police in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand have frozen a bank account with deposits of around Rs 3 lakh “collected in the name” of Shambhulal Regar, who is in custody for killing a Muslim labourer from West Bengal, burning his body and circulating videos of the incident.

Police officers told The Indian Express that the money was donated by 516 people from across the country to the account being operated in the name of Regar’s wife Sita. Police have also arrested two businessmen for allegedly circulating images on social media of receipts acknowledging their donations to the account. The police crackdown followed an alert that a message was being circulated on social media with details of the bank account, and an appeal seeking donations for Regar’s family.

“We have frozen the bank account in which money was being collected in the name of Regar. Around Rs 3 lakh was deposited before the account was frozen… We will investigate those who deposited the money to check for any links with the accused,” said Anand Shrivastava, IG, Udaipur Range.

In neighbouring Udaipur district, meanwhile, police have 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.

‘My youngest daughter wakes up screaming. Nobody kills even an animal in that manner’

Rajasthan labourer lynching

Regar, 36, hacked Mohammed Afrazul to death on December 6, even roping in his 14-year-old nephew to film the killing. He later posted videos of the killing along with inflammatory and communal comments to defend the act.

“During preliminary investigation, we came to know that 516 people donated varying sums to the account. There is not a single state in the country from where donations haven’t been received. A substantial portion of the money was transferred through Internet banking,” said Rajendra Singh Rao, circle officer, Rajsamand.

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Two businessmen, Prakash Singh and Dinesh Singh, were also arrested under section 151 CrPC (preventive custody) for circulating images of their deposit receipts. “The two circulated pictures of their receipts on social media after depositing money in the account. When we summoned them to the station, they misbehaved with police,” said Gyanendra Singh, station house officer, Bhim station, Rajsamand.

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  1. A
    Dec 16, 2017 at 12:58 am
    Such a henious crime, its abt taking human life, regar shud b hanged publicly so that there is a strong message which goes to crimnals indulging in these kind of religion based killings. Progress cannot happen in our country till the time these kind of acts exist
      Dec 15, 2017 at 5:34 pm
      victory for Hindutva and downfall for Insaniyat. should Modi get a BharatRatna?RAIISTHAN HAS BEATEN ALL IN HATRED DESPITE BEING HEADED BY A LADY CHIEF MINISTER OF ROYAL LINAGE
      1. A
        Dec 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm
        Finally that killer has succeeded in his moto of spreading hatered. Comments section shows the hate between many Indians.
        1. Brigadier Gen
          Dec 15, 2017 at 4:47 pm
          Hate started in 1000AD
        2. Amit Sinha
          Dec 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm
          On what basis family of this person being harassed First has police done its duty this person would not have been forced to commit this act For the act of this person why Law is harassing this poor family by freezing his wife’s account Do you mean to say helping family of person which is in financial distress is crime ??
          1. waquar azam
            Dec 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm
            They are helping a terrorist's wife in support of the terrorist act he committed. There are many families in distress, why people chose to support this family in large numbers while ignoring others. The intention is clear.
            1. B
              Dec 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm
              The way how Indian muslims showing solidarity with Afsal Guru and Ajmal Kasab is not accepted, this is also not accepted. What is he a soldier martyred while defending the nation at war? He is a CRIMINAL! A society will only progress when these communal criminals are not eulogized. What the did that psychopath try to convey by killing brutally another fellow citizen and daring capturing the video for public usage and proudly making communal rants? Irrespective of whether it's wife's account or not it just shows the disgusted mindset of people who want to support and endorse these criminal acts. Do you mean to say, bcz it was his wife's account they donated money, had it been said it's his account ppl wouldn't have donated? I humbly request, despite of your ignorance, pls try to use some common sense no need to expert thought process.
              1. Charlene Farrell
                Dec 15, 2017 at 11:51 pm
                Law harassing the poor family? Did the criminal think about the other poor family of his victim? Empathy for the guilty is also a sign of guilt
              2. B
                Dec 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm
                I (Hindu) don't want to say "My religion is peace loving", since it doesn't matter what religion preaches, it only matters what the followers practice. None reads books everybody watches deeds. To all the muslims of our country, I (a non communal Hindu) am sorry for this act. We can understand how daunting an act/news is this. Lets all stand with the peace loving community irrespective of the religion. It's not about country, India, Hindu, Muslim. It's about humanity and against brutality.
                1. jawad Jawad
                  Dec 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm
                  Hats off to you sir,,, Well said sir no borders no religion is above humanity,, great sir if all of us starts to understand this ,, than there will be no bloodshed. I salute you sir. Jawad ( a peace loving citizen).
                  1. Md Monoar Hossain
                    Dec 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm
                    Thanks ,Bhargavi.
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