NEW DELHI: The horrific murder of a man in Udaipur, Rajasthan, who was allegedly decapitated by two men in broad daylight on Tuesday has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
A day after the tragedy that shook people all around the country, the Home Ministry Office (HMO) took to Twitter to make the announcement.
The National Probe Agency (NIA) has been ordered by MHA to take over the investigation into the gruesome murder of Shri Kanhaiya Lal Teli that occurred in Udaipur, Rajasthan, yesterday, HMO tweeted. The HMO also said in the tweet that "any organization's involvement and overseas ties would be thoroughly probed."
The action was taken after a team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), comprising a DIG-rank officer, was dispatched to Udaipur on Tuesday. The NIA team would file a case under the terms of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, as per official sources.
The incident happened in the Maldas area of Udaipur. the authorities said, the two suspects released a video on social media shortly after the crime gloating about the beheading and also threatening the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the event, the two suspects were detained shortly after. One of the attackers, Riyaz Akhtar, used a sharp-edged weapon to strike Kanhaiya Lal while the other, Ghos Mohammad, recorded the crime on his cell phone, police added.