Faridabad lynching: Main accused who stabbed Junaid Khan arrested in Maharashtra

Ballabgarh lynching main accused was arrested a fortnight after Junaid was lynched by a mob that allegedly mocked his skull cap and called him a beef eater. Earlier, the railway police had announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for "credible information about the accused."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2017 9:02 pm
 faridabad lynching, ballabhgarh lynching, accused arrested, faridabad train lynching, junaid khan lynching, mob lynch in ballabhgarh train, mathura train, haryana railway police, india news, indian express The latest development comes a fortnight after Junaid Khan (shown in the picture) was lynched by a mob that allegedly mocked his skull cap and called him a beef eater.

The man, who allegedly stabbed 15-year-old Junaid Khan to death on board a Mathura-bound train, has been arrested from Maharashtra’s Dhule region. The Faridabad police said the main accused has confessed to stabbing the teenager and added that he will be presented before the court tomorrow. “The prime accused in the murder of a Muslim youth on a train in Haryana’s Ballabgarh was held in Maharashtra,” a Government Railway Police spokesperson was quoted as saying by PTI.

In a statement, GRP stated that a team was sent to Dhule following on a tip-off information that the accused person was hiding there.

The latest development comes a fortnight after Junaid was lynched by a mob that allegedly mocked his skull cap and called him a beef eater. The incident had sparked a nation-wide outrage. Earlier, the railway police had announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for “credible information about the accused.” Police had earlier arrested five persons in connection with the killing of Junaid who admitted to being a part of the mob but claimed that they did not wield the knife that killed the 15-year-old. All of them are currently lodged in Neemka jail, Faridabad.

His brothers, Hashim and Sakir, were also injured by the mob which also allegedly hurled communal slurs. The incident had occurred on June 22 while Junaid and three others were on their way home to Ballabhgarh after Eid shopping in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar. The boys were subjected to communal taunts after an argument that broke out over seats escalated.

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    Antony
    Jul 9, 2017 at 2:29 am
    Why is Indian media silent on Owaisi's violence instigating speech against Hindus ?
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      Lovely
      Jul 9, 2017 at 4:47 am
      Indian English media, Award Wapsi Gangesters, Deaf, Dumb and Blind sickular writers, JNU, Cow Meat Eaters, Half Phakis , Love Jihadis, Anti Soldier Front, will be ever be silent like Ashoka Pillar .
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        Shivsagar
        Jul 9, 2017 at 5:10 am
        Antony why are you talking irrelevant things here. Media is not your slave or your mothers lover to listen to you. You should be appreciating the fact that a grave wrong done by criminals in the name of Hinduism is atleast by catching them putting some salve on the wounded nation. But you BJP RSS and modi animal types only follow agenda of separatism. All badwords and foul language replies you send will be for your mother and father only so beware bjp call center employees. say badwords to your mother father when you say bad to me
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        Antony
        Jul 9, 2017 at 2:27 am
        These are Muslim leaders. In 2007, Owaisi threatened to carry out the fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie and behead Taslima Nasreen if they ever visited Hyderabad 2011, he said that he would have killed P V Narasimha Rao with his own hands had he not died.Towards end of 2012, Owaisi made several speeches disparaging Hindus and Hindu beliefs, and on December 24 2012, he said at a public meeting that the Muslims of India needed only 15 minutes without the police to finish off one billion Hindus of India.
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          Antony
          Jul 9, 2017 at 2:25 am
          Akbaruddin Owaisi is an Indian Islamic terror threating Politician based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and still Indian democracy allows him to be an MLA of Telengana Legislative Assembly. He belongs to All India Majlis-e Ittihad al-Muslimin. He has FIRs booked for his demoniac, hate speeches against India, Hindus and Hinduism. He has threatened to kill all hindus in 15 minutes in open speech which consisted of 24,000 muslim supporters waving Popaakistani green flag shouting slogans "allah hu akbar".
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            Antony
            Jul 9, 2017 at 2:22 am
            The Muslims who enjoy more rights than Hindus in India due to their vote bank complain but in return they do this to non-Muslims in Muslim countries. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an Islamic theocratic monarchy in which Sunni Islam is the official state religion based on firm Sharia law and non-Muslims are not allowed to hold Saudi citizenship. Children born to Muslim fathers are by law deemed Muslim, and conversion from Islam to another religion is considered apostasy and punishable by death. Blasphemy against Sunni Islam is also punishable by death, but the more common penalty is a long prison sentence. There have been no confirmed reports of executions for either apostasy or blasphemy in recent years. A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man, Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group and in a book of his poetry.
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              sahil
              Jul 9, 2017 at 2:21 am
              From Dhule could well be a member of sanatan sanstha
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                Sameer
                Jul 9, 2017 at 3:05 am
                Yes u r right! If he's from RSS or its any other sister outlet it will be obvious from his case in court. You can only know by his defence lawyer who provides etc. Anyway this fanatic must be hanged till death as soon as possible so as to teach lesson to other fanatic lynchers.
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