Chemist killed for supporting Nupur, NIA to probe case

New Delhi, Jul 2 (IANS): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has handed over the investigation of the case of barbaric killing of 54-year-old Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe in Amravati, Maharashtra to the National Investigation Agency (NIA)

The deceased, a chemist shop owner was allegedly killed for supporting Nupur Sharma.

The murder took place on June 21.

"The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organisations and international linkages would be thoroughly investigated," said MHA official.

Kolhe was brutally murdered in Maharashtra after he wrote a post in support of Nupur Sharma on Facebook. He used to run a chemist shop by the name of Amit Medical Store in Amravati.

Sanket Kohle, his son got an FIR registered at City Kotwali Police Station.

Police after lodging the FIR arrested Muddsir Ahemad, 22, and Shahrukh Pathan, 25, on June 23.

Later, Police arrested three more accused identified as Abdul Thoufik, 24, Shoaib Khan, 22, and Atib Rashid, 22 on June 25. One Shamim Ahmed Firoz Ahmed is on the run.

"Kolhe posted a message on a WhatsApp group where Muslims who were his customers were also a member. They didn't like his support to Nupur and killed him," said an official.

Kolhe was returning on a bike, his wife and son were following him on scooter when he was attacked and killed.



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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 03 2022

    My country needs a healing touch. Power hungry people have taken over my beloved land and destroying it every bit of. I regret my decision to vote to the current people to power in 2014. Had i been wise enough, these vultures wouldn’t have come to power again. I feel betrayed, hurt and more so i feel i beed to apologise for falling into a fake inclusive model shown to us before 2014 election. “Sab ke sath sab ke vikaas” my foot. It should be “ambani, Adani aur RSS ke saat, sab ke vinaash”

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Very dangerous precedents are taking place in India. This must stop. Just imagine the utter chaos is someone doesn't like something, that he decides to take the law in his hands.

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Dear BJP, RSS, BJD karyakartha's please come on street now again to protest against this incident in Maharastra.

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