The members of the Dawoodi Bohra community to which the two victims in the Double Murder case belonged, submitted a memorandum to the District Collector of Udaipur.
The Memorandum, which was addressed to the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the Dawoodi Bohra community demanded swift arrest of the accused and strict punishment. This development follows the doble murder at Udaipur, where two elderly ladies, viz. Sara Ahmed Ali Lukkawala and Hussaina Yahya Ali Hakim, both sisters, were found murdered in their bungalow situated in Diamond Colony at Navratan Complex in Udaipur. The incident occurred on 27 October. Prima facie, the victims seemed to have been hit in the head by sharp objects and strangulated to death, when they were on their prayer mats.
The senior representatives of the Bohra community who jointly went to meet the District Collector, were concerned that even after three days after the broad daylight murder, the accused have not been identified and arrested. In an address to the media personnel present at the Collectorate in Udaipur, the representatives mentioned that people in the community as well as other residents in the colony were upset with the speed at which this case was being handled. The Memorandum demanded swift action and stricti punishment to the accused.
Commander Mansoor Ali Bohra, the Chairman of the Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community (CBDBC) in his address to the media, said that the Dawoodi Bohra community is a peace loving community. Hence there is anger within the community on the regular incidents of theft, chain snatching and now murder taking place in colonies housing members of the community. He asserted that while the Police was maintaining order in the city, there should be enhancement of monitoring and law and order in the residential colonies across the city.
Spokesperson of the Shia Dawoodi Bohra community, Ali Kausar Kurwarwala, said that police patrolling should increase in the Bohra dominated residential colonies due to increasing incidents of theft and burglary in these colonies. He added that siwft action will add to the faith that the community places in the law and order of the city.
President of the Bohra Youth Society, Yusuf RG, Councilor of the area, Ali Sanwari, Councilor Batool Habib and Shabbir Mustafa, a senior member of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, were among those present at the Collectorate as representatives of the community. The administrative bodies of the Dawoodi Bohra Community had already taken permission for the gathering and the visit to the Collectorate, since the State is maintaining the Moral Code of Conduct with the Rajasthan Assembly Elections scheduled to be held on 25 November.