An incident similar to that of Delhi’s Aftab has also been seen in Gauripura village of Azamgarh. A 22-year-old girl’s dead body was found beheaded and cut into several pieces from a well in Ahiraula police station area. We are living among wolves in human form. gruesome picture ☹️ #जागो_हिन्दू_जागो 🙏
दिल्ली के आफ़ताब जैसा ही एक वाक्या आज़मगढ़ के गौरीपुरा गाँव में भी देखने को मिला है।22 वर्षीय युवती की अहिरौला थाना क्षेत्र के एक कुएँ से सिरकटी और कई टुकड़ों में कटी लाश मिली है। इंसानी शक्ल में भेड़ियों के बीच रह रहे हैं हमलोग। वीभत्स तस्वीर है☹️#जागो_हिन्दू_जागो 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WgorXcC6O7
— 🔱 ᴠɪꜱʜ (रुद्र)📿 (@its_VSR) November 16, 2022
A murder had taken place in near Paschimi Patti village near Azamgarh and the social media had been comparing it with the murder of Shraddha by Aftab Amin Poonawalla and insinuating that the murder was committed by a Muslim. “Wake up Hindu, Wake up” and “Shraddha” are some of the hashtags that are being used along with the tweets about the murder in Azamgarh. See here, here and here.
What’s the truth?
The victim in murder near Azamgarh is identified as the 22-year-old woman Aradhna Prajapati of Ishaqpur village and the killer is identified as Prince Yadav and had been subsequently arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
According to the initial investigation, Prince Yadav had confessed to the crime and had revealed that he was in a relationship with Aradhna for 2 years and had gone abroad to a Gulf country for work. As he was abroad, Aradhna was married to another youth in February.
Later when Prince Yadav came to know about this, he came back to the village and was pressuring her to break it off with her husband and be with him. As Aradhna was reluctant to do that, Prince Yadav killed Aradhna Prajapati with the help of his relatives and cut the body off into different pieces.
Comparing this murder with Shraddha Walker’s murder and the cutting of the body into multiple pieces following the murder, some are drawing parallels between both the murders which extends to even insinuate that Aradhna’s murder was also committed by a Muslim when in fact it is not, as the murderer is Prince Yadav, a Hindu. Some are twisting the facts to create enmity between the followers of Hinduism and Islam and create communal tension.
दिल्ली के आफ़ताब जैसा ही एक वाक्या आज़मगढ़ के गौरीपुरा गाँव में भी देखने को मिला है।22 वर्षीय युवती की अहिरौला थाना क्षेत्र के एक कुएँ से सिरकटी और कई टुकड़ों में कटी लाश मिली है। इंसानी शक्ल में भेड़ियों के बीच रह रहे हैं हमलोग। वीभत्स तस्वीर है☹️#जागो_हिन्दू_जागो 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uAb5fORtzE
— 🚩🚩 सुनील बोरकर 🚩🚩 (@sunilbo87500863) November 17, 2022
Azamgarh Police had released a clarification on the matter in their official twitter handle which can be seen below.
#अहरौला में कुएं से बरामद सिर कटी शव की शिनाख्त, हत्या करने वाला अभियुक्त पुलिस मुठभेड मे घायल/गिरफ्तार, का #spazh आधिकारिक वक्तव्य @azamgarhpolice #Uppolice #adgzonevaransi @bourne2leadhttps://t.co/w84iAHAli6 pic.twitter.com/R9WwOzBolN
— Dig Range Azamgarh (@digazamgarh) November 20, 2022
There are many instances of a man killing his girlfriend or wife over the years but taking a communal angle in these isolated and sporadic incidents to paint followers of one religion as bad people is unprecedented.
The killer in the Azamgarh murder is Prince Yadav, not a Muslim as implied in various social media posts.