Rajasthan all-party meet condemns Udaipur murder; CM Gehlot announces Rs 50 lakh compensation

Updated: few hours ago

Jaipur, Jun 29 (PTI) Leaders of all political parties in Rajasthan Wednesday strongly condemned the murder of a tailor in Udaipur and appealed for peace and restraint, as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired an all-party meeting on the incident, officials said. The chief minister also announced a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the dependent family of the deceased.

Calling the incident a "terrorist act", he said links of the accused in the case have been traced to international organisations involved in illegal activities, adding that the guilty will be given strict punishment without any delay.

Two men with a cleaver murdered the tailor, Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur and posted videos online that said they were avenging an insult to Islam, triggering stray cases of violence in the Rajasthan city, a part of which was placed under curfew.