WATCH: Amravati Chemist Murder CCTV Video Footage Viral on Twitter, Reddit & Youtube Amravati News: A chemist was murdered in Amravati for posting in support of Nupur Sharma. Five accused have been arrested in this case.
Amravati Chemist Murder
Amravati Chemist Murder: Just a week before the murder of tailor Kanhaiyalal Teli in Udaipur, 54-year-old chemist Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe was murdered in Maharashtra’s Amravati district on June 21. Investigators now believe that Kolhe was killed in exchange for a social media post allegedly supporting BJP’s Nupur Sharma, who made controversial remarks on the Prophet in a TV debate.
Amravati Chemist Murder CCTV Video
Following a complaint by Umesh Kolhe’s son Sanket Kohle, a preliminary inquiry by the City Kotwali police station in Amravati led to the arrest of two persons, Mudasir Ahmed and 25-year-old Shahrukh Pathan, on June 23. Their interrogation revealed the involvement of four more people. Three of them, Abdul Tawfiq, 24, Shoaib Khan, 22, and Atib Rashid, 22, were arrested on June 25. Another Shamim Ahmed Firoz Ahmed is absconding.
Amravati Chemist Murder Explained
The incident took place on June 21 between 10 pm and 10.30 pm when Umesh Kolhe was going home after closing his shop ‘Amit Medical Store’. Sanket, 27, and his wife Vaishnavi were with him on another scooter. Sanket told the police in his complaint, ‘We were going from Prabhat Chowk and our scooter had reached the gate of Women’s College New High School. Two men on a motorcycle suddenly came in front of my father’s scooty. They stopped my father’s bike and one of them stabbed him with a knife on the left side of his neck. My father fell and was bleeding. I stopped my scooter and started shouting for help. Another person came and the trio fled the spot on a motorcycle.
With the help of people around, Kolhe was taken to the nearby Axon Hospital, where he died during treatment. A senior police officer of Amravati city police said that the five accused arrested so far have told us that they sought the help of another accused, who provided them a car and Rs 10,000 to escape.” According to the Indian Express, the official said that one of the absconding accused had entrusted this task to the other five people for the murder. He had asked two of them to keep an eye on Kolha and alert the other three when they came out of the medical store. The other three stopped Kolhe and killed him. After Sanket’s complaint, an FIR was registered at the City Kotwali police station.
According to the police, during investigation, it was found that Kolhe had shared a social media post on WhatsApp supporting Nupur Sharma. By mistake, he posted the message on a group with Muslim members who were also his customers. One of the arrested accused said that it was an insult to the Prophet and hence he should die. The police confiscated the knife, mobile phone, vehicle, and clothes used in the crime and obtained the CCTV footage from the crime scene.