In a shocking incident, a body was found hanging in Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur along with the Padmavati protest message. It contained a note which read, “We don’t burn effigies. We kill.” The body was found hanging at one of the corners of the fort with the message ‘Padmavati Virodh’ next to the hanging body.
On investigation, the body was found to be of 40-year-old Jaipur resident Chetan, whose Aadhaar Card was found in one of the pockets. A team of police has been sent to investigate the matter completely and take legal actions against the person found guilty. This incident comes soon after Padmavati was certified by British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) and will hit the screens on 1st December 2017.
This is because a charcoal graffiti on the wall next to the lifeless body said, “Padmavati, hum sirf putle nahi latkate (Padmavati, we hang not just effigies).” The words “Padmavati ka virodh (Protest against Padmavati)” were also found next to the body.
The Karni Sena has now threatened the board and said that they would burn the theatres that will show Padmavati in UK. Although the schedule of the movie is postponed in India, the protest and riots against the movie continue. The police is investigating the matter and it is not clear whether it was a murder or a suicide case.
The person who was found hanging at the fort was tied with a plastic rope which indicates that the deceased person was not alone. It could not have been a case of suicide.
“It doesn’t look like he was alone. It would take more than one person to tie the rope around the fort parapet and the embrasure,” the source added.
The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, a Rajput community which has been protesting against the movie, has clearly said that they are not involved in the incident.
Padmavati has been facing the wrath of regional communities around the country who have accused Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting the history. Earlier, Karni Sena has threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone’s nose if she does not stop the movie from releasing. Just a few days ago, a bounty of R. 5 crore and Rs. 10 crores was announced for beheading Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone.