Talking to a YouTuber about the murder of Shraddha, the accused, Vikas Kumar, who falsely introduced himself as Rashid Khan, had said if man gets angry, he can cut his partner into 35 pieces or even 36
NEW DELHI – The police in the Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district, on Friday, arrested a Hindu man for justifying the brutal murder of Shraddha Walker posing a Muslim man while talking to some YouTube Channel.
Talking to a YouTuber about the murder of Shraddha, the accused, Vikas Kumar, who falsely introduced himself as Rashid Khan, had said if man gets angry, he can cut his partner into 35 pieces or even 36.
In Delhi’s Mehrauli, Shraddha was killed by his live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala and cut her body into pieces to dispose off in order to hide his crime. The killing was given a communal colour by the supporters of Hindutva calling it “Love-Jihad”.
When the video of Kumar posing as Khan surfaced on social media, it was shared widely to show that a Muslim man is justifying the brutal murder.
Priti Gandhi, who described herself as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) karyakarta (activist), shared the video with the name of Khan with a lament asking as to “where we are heading to”.
The police in Bulandshahr took cognizance of the video and launched an investigation. The Sikandarabad police station found that Kumar posed himself as Khan while making the provocative remarks.
“Vikas has a criminal record, with cases registered against him in Bulandshahr and Noida relating to theft and carrying illegal arms,” Senior Superintendent of Police of Bulandshahr Shlok Kumar said.
After the arrest, Kumar said he did not know that the issue would be blow up. He now regrets for what he had done. He is from the Bulandshahr’s Sikandarabad area.
Kumar had made the provocative remarks while talking to a YouTube channel named ‘Janata Darbar’ which is notorious for its communal videos.
In a video talk to another YouTuber, Kumar introduced himself with his real name and justified the murder. However, the YouTube channel gave a provocative headline calling him “Muslim”. In the video, he clearly said that he is not Muslim.
Several such incidences have recently come to the fore where people on social media or via other methods posed as Muslim to make hate speeches or provocative remarks in order to spread hatred.
In Karnataka, a Hindu youth opened fake account with Muslim name and abused Hindu gods and goddesses. In Ghaziabad, a man made a communal threat to himself through internet calls.