The gruesome murder of Kanhaiya Lal Teli in Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Tuesday has become the subject of an investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), according to a directive from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday (June 29). According to a report by ANI citing the Union Home ministry, the NIA was instructed to thoroughly investigate any organization's involvement and overseas connections.
The MHA's Twitter account was used to make the following statement: "The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been instructed by the MHA to take over the investigation into the heinous murder of Shri Kanhaiya Lal Teli that occurred yesterday in Udaipur, Rajasthan. We will carefully look into any organization's involvement and any connections to other countries."
Two guys who had posted films online, claiming to be avenging an insult to Islam, killed Kanhaiya Lal on Tuesday. The incident led to sporadic acts of violence throughout Udaipur, and curfew was imposed in seven of the city's police station districts. All 33 of Rajasthan's districts have suspended mobile Internet access.
Under the guise of customers, the attackers entered Lal's store in Dhan Mandi. Akhtari assaulted the tailor with a cleaver as he was taking measurements, almost slicing his neck. The other man used his smartphone to record the gruesome killing. After leaving the scene, the males posted this video on social media. The alleged attacker threatened the prime minister for igniting "this fire" in another video, when they claimed to have "beheaded" the tailor.