By: Divya Thearia
July 2, 2022 (New Delhi): The investigation of the chemist murder in Maharashtra’s Amravati has been handed over to the NIA. According to sources, Union Minister Amit Shah has ordered an inquiry. Amaravati shopkeeper Umesh Kolhe was murdered on June 21. If reports are to be believed, Umesh has been murdered in protest against posting a post on social media in support of Nupur Sharma. Six accused have been arrested in the case.
Umesh Kolhe used to run a pharmacy shop named Amit Medical in Amravati district of Maharashtra. According to The Indian Express, 54-year-old Kolhe was going to his house on separate bikes with son Sanket and daughter-in-law Vaishnavi on the night of June 21. Then the attackers sitting in the ambush attacked his neck with a knife from behind. He was badly injured in this sudden attack. After the incident, his son and daughter-in-law took him to the hospital in a bleeding condition. Though his life could not be saved, doctors declared him brought dead. The accused had fled after carrying out this incident.
According to sources, Umesh Kolhe had shared a post on social media in support of Nupur Sharma on WhatsApp. Who accidentally went into a group of Muslim members. Some of whom were also his customers. One of the arrested accused told the police that according to them it was an insult to the Prophet. That’s why he was murdered.