RAJSAMAND, Dec. 7 -- A year after a migrant worker from West Bengal was brutally murdered in this white marble-producing town located along the Aravalli hills in Rajasthan, people want to leave the painful memory behind and move on, as they prepared to vote in assembly elections being held on December 7.

Afrazul Khan was hacked and burnt to death by Shambhulal Regar, a local marble trader, in Rajsamand, about 68 km from Udaipur, on December 6 last year.

Regar had claimed that he killed Khan over 'love jihad', a term right-wing groups use to allege an Islamist strategy of converting Hindu women through seduction, marriage or money. But the Rajasthan police, in its charge sheet, said Regar's real motive was to hide his "illicit relations"...