On Friday morning, one body of an unidentified man was found hanging from Jaipur’s Nahargarh fort and a message written on a nearby rock suggested that the death had a connection to the issue over the Bollywood movie Padmavati. The message written in Hindi says that “we don’t just hang effigies”, which can easily be witnessed in the pictures posted by news agency ANI.
It is still to be discovered that whether the death was a murder or a suicide. The Rajput groups in Rajasthan have been protesting against the movie for apparently misrepresenting history. On the other hand, the protests have been supported by several state governments controlled by Bharatiya Janata Party. The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has also been postponed.