In a terrible, unpleasant incident which points toward that protests over Bollywood's most controversial film "Padmavati" have taken a deadlier turn, a body was found hanging from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan on Friday.
The body was hanging outside the wall over a ditch, while within the ramparts, some notes have been found scribbled on stones with coal, purportedly against those protesting the movie's release. "We will thoroughly investigate the case", said the DCP.
The deceased has been identified as an individual called Chetan, according to a News18 report. DCP North Satyendra Singh said that the body was of Chetan Kumar Saini, a handicraft worker from Shastri Nagar. On the stones nearby was scribbled "Hum sirf putle nahi latkate (We don't just hang effigies)".
A Haryana BJP leader offered a Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading the film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Padukone. "He has nothing to do with it (the note written on the rocks)", Indian news agency ANI quoted Ram Ratan Saini as saying.
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The Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which has been spearheading a campaign against the film Padmavati with the demand for a ban on its release, distanced itself from the incident. The Karni Sena activists have upped the ante against Padmavati by staging protests in various parts of the country, covering Bangalore in the South as well.
The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a petition that sought setting up of a panel before, the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Peadmavati to ensure that history is not distorted in the period piece featuring Deepika Padukone in the title role.
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