UP man pretends to be Muslim, justifies Shraddha Walkar’s murder
MEERUT: UP police on Friday arrested a man who pretended to be Muslim and supported Aaftab Poonawala, who has been charged for brutally murdering his girlfriend Shraddha Walkar and chopping her body into 35 pieces in Delhi, evoking massive outrage across the country.
Vikas Kumar, a resident of Bulandshahr district, pretended to be “Rashid Khan” while speaking to a man, possibly a local social media influencer, in front of a camera in Delhi on the sensational murder case. In the recently shot video which went viral about two days ago, Kumar can be heard purportedly saying, “If a person is in a bad mood, why 35, he can cut (a person) into 36 pieces.” The interviewer is then heard asking Kumar where he “received training for such a thought”, to which the latter replies: “What training? Take a knife and start making the pieces… I have experience.” Kumar went on to say, “My name is Rashid Khan and I belong to Bulandshahr.”
SSP (Bulandshahr), Shlok Kumar, said, “The video was shot in Delhi. A person in the clip claimed to be ‘Rashid’. He made some objectionable comments on the Shraddha murder case. We took him into custody on Friday and during interrogation, he revealed that his name was actually Vikas Kumar.”
SHO of Sikandarabad police station, Akhilesh Kumar Tripathi, said that a case has been registered against Kumar under IPC section 295-A (deliberate and malicious intention to outrage religious feelings) following a complaint by one Ravindra Sharma, a local member of a right-wing outfit, who probably went by the “video”. It was only later that truth surfaced. Kumar has been arrested, produced before the local court and sent to prison, the SHO added. After his arrest, accused Kumar said that he never imagined that his comment would invite “such a big trouble” and land him in jail. The SSP further said, “Kumar has a criminal background. Five cases of theft and possessing arms illegally are already registered against him in Bulandshahr and Noida.”
Courtesy : TOI
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