Amravati chemist Umesh Kolhe died after sustaining a 8 cm ×2 cm knife wound that reached his spine. He was killed over a social media post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
Umesh Kolhe, who was killed in Amravati last month, allegedly over his support to suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s comments on Prophet Muhammad, died due to stab injuries sustained on the side of the neck, stated the autopsy report.
Kolhe’s autopsy report stated that the wound measured 8 cm ×2 cm and reached his spine.
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Kolhe, a chemist in eastern Maharashtra’s Amravati, was stabbed to death in Amravati on June 21. The police arrested seven people in connection with the case. The arrested accused include Irfan Khan (32), the alleged mastermind behind the murder, along with Mudassar Ahmed alias Sonu Raza Sheikh Ibrahim (22), Shahrukh Pathan alias Badshasha Hidayat Khan (25), Abdul Taufik alias Nanu Sheikh Taslim (24), Shoeb Khan alias Bhurya Sabir Khan (22), Atib Rashid Aadil Rashid (22) and Yusuf Khan Bahadur Khan (44).
Sources said Yusuf Khan used to work at Umesh’s medical store. They both were members of a WhatsApp group, in which Kolhe had shared a post in support of Nupur Sharma.
The accused, allegedly enraged by the post, plotted to kill Kolhe. He was executed on June 21.
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