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Rajasthan: Illegal arms dealer turns out to be absconding murderer; arrested

The accused, a native of Udaipur’s Keshav Nagar, had eloped with a 33-year-old married woman from Rajsamand in 2019 and later murdered her

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:32 AM IST

Rajasthan’s Mautana tradition a key issue in tribal sub plan areas

In the Mautana (compensation for death) tradition, upon a person’s demise, the body is placed in front of the house of village leaders, officials or the individual deemed responsible for a week or more, awaiting resolution. In the past, seeking vengeance by harming a relative of the accountable person was commonplace

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST

Police constable killed after speeding truck runs over him in Udaipur: Police

According to police, he was standing along with his team during a road checking outside the Tidi police station when the accident took place around 9:30am

The truck driver remains at large. (Representative file image)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 03:36 PM IST

Tiger at Rajasthan park dies day after relocation

A six-year-old male tiger was found dead in the Sajjangarh Biological Park in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Wednesday, a day after it was relocated from state’s Ranthambore tiger reserve.

Chikku was relocated to Sajjangarh Biological Park.
Updated on May 11, 2023 12:59 AM IST
By, Udaipur

Bajrang Dal worker allegedly shot dead in Udaipur, activists stage protest

Udaipur superintendent of police (SP) Vikas Sharma said the preliminary probe reveals that the killing was due to personal enmity over a land dispute

Police said that Parmar was shot dead by two unidentified assailants on Monday outside his shop at Mullatalai Circle (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Witness to Udaipur tailor’s beheading bedridden after brain haemorrhage in Oct

Rajkumar Sharma is an eyewitness to his employer Kanhaiya Lal’s beheading in Rajasthan’s Udaipur in June

Rajkumar Sharma suffered a brain haemorrhage in October. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 04:42 PM IST
BySachin Saini and Sohail Khan

Rajasthan teacher recruitment exam cancelled after 44 arrested for paper leak

The Udaipur police stopped a suspected bus and found that the candidates travelling in the bus were having the leaked examination papers in their possession

The 44 arrested people include 37 students and seven experts. (Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 24, 2022 06:21 PM IST
BySachin Saini and Sohail Khan Sachin Saini and Sohail Khan

Yet to get 50 lakh share, say 2 of 5 men arrested for Udaipur’s 12 crore loot

The robbery was plotted in a Bihar jail where the gang leader Guddu was lodged earlier. The two suspects arrested by Udaipur police allegedly said that each of them was to get ₹50 lakh but Guddu was yet to pay them

The Udaipur Police said the two men were arrested from the city in connection with the Manappuram robbery on August 29. (Twitter/UdaipurPolice)
Published on Oct 21, 2022 10:58 PM IST

Masked men loot jewellery worth 12 crore, cash at gunpoint in Udaipur

Police superintendent Vikas Kumar Sharma said that the robbers barged into Manappuram Finance Limited’s office in Pratap Nagar in Udaipur and looted the jeweller and cash

CCTV footage shows one of the robbers with hostages.(HT_Print)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 01:12 AM IST

‘How long will I get security’: Hate crime witness fears for safety

Rajkumar Sharma was seated on a stool facing the wall in the front room of Kanhaiya Lal’s tailoring shop in Udaipur when he heard Lal’s cries.

Police personnel patrol an area in Udaipur, on Saturday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 04:50 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny, , Udaipur

BJP denies link with Udaipur attacker amid furore

The Congress said that Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari, who along with Gaus Mohammad allegedly hacked to death 47-year-old Kanhaiya Lal on Tuesday over social media posts supporting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the Prophet Mohammed row, was a BJP member.

Security personnel patrol during a four-hour relaxation in the curfew imposed by administration to maintain law and order after the murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur, Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 12:50 AM IST
By, , Jaipur/udaipur

Udaipur tailor murder: BJP dismisses allegations that accused was party worker

The Rajasthan BJP minority cell president Sadiq Khan said that the accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case, Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari, might have gone to some party programme with the intention of recce and got photos clicked with the local leaders

The photos of Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari, the prime accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case, with BJP leaders emerged on social media today. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 04:01 PM IST
BySachin Saini and Sohail Khan

Udaipur tailor’s security was withdrawn in 3 days, say kin; police defend move

On June 9, Kanhaiya Lal – who had a tailoring shop in Udaipur’s Bhoot Mahal for about two decades – shared a Facebook post backing suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, whose controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed caused an international storm.

Markets remained shut in Bikaner, as a mark of protest against the tailor’s killing in Udaipur, on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 04:07 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny, , Udaipur

Udaipur killing accused paid 1,000 to get ‘2611’ for bike number plate: Cops

The Udaipur murder accused fled from the spot using a motorcycle with registration number 2611, a possible reference to the date of 2008 Mumbai terror attack

Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari and Gaus Mohammed hacked tailor Kanhaiya Lal to death in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Tuesday for supporting former BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 07:51 PM IST
BySachin Saini/Sohail Khan

Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held as per schedule in Udaipur

The curfew imposed in the city following the brutal murder of a tailor has been relaxed along the route for the procession

Police stand guard during a protest rally against the tailor’s killing. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 10:49 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny & Sohail Khan

Udaipur killing: Police gave security to bizman who received similar threats

The development was confirmed by the family of the businessman, the local police, and members of a local organisation that filed a First Information Report (FIR) against him.

People participate in the funeral procession of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur, India, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. (AP Photo).
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:41 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny, , Udaipur

Udaipur killing: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot meets tailor’s kin amid protests

On Tuesday afternoon, Riyaz Akhtari and Gaus Mohammed walked into Kanhaiya Lal’s tailoring shop and murdered him with sharp knives because the man had backed controversial comments by Bharatiya Janata Party member Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammed.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot meets the family members of Kanhaiya Lal, who was killed by two men in Udaipur, on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:42 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny, , , Udaipur/jaipur

‘Killed him like cowards’: Grief, rage shroud Udaipur after murder

At 11.45am, his young sons Yash and Tarun brought out Lal’s body for the final journey, accompanied by their mother Yashoda, dressed in a bright red sari. The crowd roared – the savage killing had galvanised the city in grief and anger – and some young men raised communal slogans of revenge.

People attend the funeral procession of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 01:41 PM IST
ByShiv Sunny, Udaipur

25 students of govt boarding school test Covid positive in Rajasthan’s Udaipur

Chief medical officer Dinesh Kharadi said 80 students and 10 staff members of the school were tested after a teacher tested positive for the disease. He added the students who tested positive have been kept under isolation

Representational Image. (HT file)
Published on Mar 05, 2021 04:53 PM IST
BySohail Khan

Man, his four minor sons found dead in Rajasthan

Police said the man was alcoholic would often beat his sons and wife under the influence of alcohol. The bodies would be handed over to the relatives after their post-mortem

Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 05:03 PM IST
BySohail Khan

Udaipur man kills himself after murdering four kids, wife

The man was said to be under financial stress.

Image for representation.
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySohail Khan

13 tribal children being trafficked to Gujarat rescued in Udaipur

HT Image
Published on Nov 21, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Udaipur | BySohail Khan

Rajasthan man arrested for trying to kill father to get government job, say police

The accused allegedly wanted money to start a restaurant.

Representative image.
Published on Oct 17, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Udaipur | BySohail Khan

Rajasthan violence leaves 1 dead, five injured; state seeks RAF from Centre

Hundreds of tribal youths blocked NH-8 in Dungarpur on Thursday before setting vehicles on fire and injuring several policemen. They have been demanding the filling of 1,167 unreserved posts of government teachers with ST candidates

Police said Tarun Ahari succumbed to his injuries and his body was shifted to Kherwara mortuary.(Representational Image)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Udaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma, Sohail Khan

Internet suspended, section 144 imposed in four Rajasthan districts after violent protests

The protesters demanded filling of 1,167 unreserved posts of government teachers with ST candidates.

In the last three days, six trucks, five buses, four police vehicles, nine cars, nine tempos and one motorcycle have been torched.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Udaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma, Sohail Khan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Farmer gets electricity bill of over 3 crore for 2 months. This followed

Superintending engineer Girish Joshi said the operator who records meter readings mistakenly keyed in meter number in the column for reading.

The power bill in question going viral on social media.
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Udaipur | BySohail Khan

US NGO pitches in to restore 140-yr-old legacy in Rajasthan’s Udaipur

The haveli is owned by the Bachhawat Mehta clan and was built by military commander-in-chief of the erstwhile princely state of Mewar in Rajasthan

HT Image
Published on Sep 04, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Udaipur | BySohail Khan

No space, no problem! Rajasthan youth quarantines himself on neem tree amid Covid-19 lockdown

Ishwar Lal Rawat who belongs to Daabkiya village of Bhinder, quarantined himself on the tree as there was no extra room at his house.

18-year old Ishwar Lal Rawat of Rajasthan’s Daabkiya village.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 04:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Udaipur | BySohail Khan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

UP migrant worker quarantined in Udaipur commits suicide

The man was from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh and was among the 187 labourers who were quarantined by the Udaipur district administration at the facility when they were travelling to their home town.

The labourer was found hanging from the ceiling fan at the facility. There was no suicide note so the reason is unclear, according to the police. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Udaipur | BySohail Khan

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Vote split by Hanuman Beniwal’s party in Ajmer division worries BJP, Congress

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Top contenders BJP and Congress face competition from newly formed Rashtriya Loktantrik Party led by Jat leader and MLA Hanuman Beniwal in Rajasthan.

The shrine of Saint Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The growing support Hanuman Beniwal’s Rashtriya Loktantrik Party in Ajmer division has the BJP and Congress worried about a shift in their vote base.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2019 02:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ajmer | BySohail Khan
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