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Body of man found hanging in Nahargarh Fort with note hinting at Padmavati protest

A message was also found written on a rock near the fort, saying, 'We don't burn effigies, we hang them."


The body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from the outer walls of Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur on Friday, 24 November, morning, with the message "Padmavati' ka virodh" (In protest against the film Padmavati).

The message, written on the stones near the fort wall adjacent to the body, read, "Hum putle nahin jalate....latkate hain" (We don't burn effigies, we hang them).

"It is early to comment on it as the matter is under investigation. The identity of the man, around 40-years-old, is yet to be ascertained," Satyendra Singh, DCP Jaipur (North), told IANS.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has been mired in controversies since its shooting began. Members of the Karni Sena, a Rajput community, besides other groups have been protesting against the movie, claiming the film distorts historical facts.

"They are trying to defame queen Padmavati by distorting historical facts. It is not acceptable," an activist of the Karni Sena said.

Members of the Karni Sena earlier this month vandalized a theatre in Kota, Rajasthan, over reports that it was screening the trailer of Padmavati. Further a Karni Sena leader threatened actress Deepika Padukone, who plays the lead in the movie, with physical harm.

The release of the movie, earlier scheduled for 1 December, has been deferred.

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