- Scores of people clashed with police in Rajasthan's Udaipur
- Defied restructions to take out rally in solidarity with Shambhu Lal
- He killed Muslim man earlier this month, recorded hate message on video
Shambhu Lal, 35, had hacked a construction worker Mohammad Afrajul to death, set his body on fire and made a video of the chilling crime earlier this month. He also let loose a communal tirade on the video, accusing the 45-year-old labourer from Bengal of "love jihad" - a term used by right-wing groups accusing Muslim men of drawing Hindu women into relationships and converting them.
The police responded by blocking mobile internet and issuing orders to curb the gathering of large groups. On Wednesday, near Jaipur, they arrested Updesh Rana, a leader of a fringe group, who had issued a call to take out a rally in Udaipur yesterday.
"They tried to take out a procession. They were mainly anti-social elements. We have arrested over 200 and seized over 90 bikes. Their links to any organisation has not established," a senior police officer Anand Srivastav said in Udaipur.
The police say more than half of those arrested are from neighbouring districts Bhilwara, Banswara, Chittorgarh and not from Udaipur city.