No witnesses, reward for info on Junaid murder doubled

Singh also confirmed that the earlier reward amount had found no takers. “Nobody came forward with any information that could prove to be helpful, despite the reward. We are hoping this hike will work as a better incentive,” he said.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Published:July 4, 2017 5:51 am
faridabad lynching, junaid lynching case, junaid murder, junaid killing, train lynching, india news Junaid’s relatives, neighbours outside his home. (Source: Express Archive)

A week after a reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced for any credible leads on the man who stabbed 15-year-old Junaid Khan to death on board a Mathura-bound train on June 22, the Haryana Railway Police on Monday increased the reward amount to Rs 2 lakh. Sources said the reward amount has been increased as there is a dearth in eyewitnesses willing to come forward, despite the earlier reward of Rs 1 lakh.

“Anyone who helps in identifying the man who stabbed Junaid will be offered a reward of Rs 2 lakh. The identity of the person who provides the information will be kept confidential,” said Mohinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Haryana Railway Police.

Singh also confirmed that the earlier reward amount had found no takers. “Nobody came forward with any information that could prove to be helpful, despite the reward. We are hoping this hike will work as a better incentive,” he said. On June 22, 15-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death by a mob inside a Mathura-bound train, while two of his brothers were injured. Junaid’s brothers had alleged that the mob mocked their skull caps and called them beef-eaters. The boys were returning home to Ballabhgarh after Eid shopping at Sadar Bazaar.

A case had been registered regarding the incident and police have, so far, arrested five people who are now lodged in Neemka jail, Faridabad. Although all of them claim they didn’t wield the knife that killed Junaid, they have admitted to being a part of the mob that hurled abuses at the boys and manhandled them, said police.

Some pieces of bloodstained clothes, including two shirts and a saafa, have also been recovered from those arrested. They have been sent for DNA testing, said police, adding that they hope these will serve as airtight evidence against the accused.

“The bloodstained clothes have been sent for DNA testing to a laboratory in Bhondsi, Gurgaon. If the blood is proven to be Junaid’s, then it will serve as strong evidence against the men,” said DSP Singh. “However, the reports of the tests will take several weeks to arrive. It can take up to a month for us to get the results,” he added.

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    Malkit Singh Rehnsi
    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    What is important in India. Cow protection or protection of our daughters and sisters who are being raped in UP under the rule of BJP. Yogi Aditiya Nath is being proved as failure Chief Minister. Law and order in the state is going bad to worst. His saffron clothes do not help the people of UP. Sir, your party promised to improve law and order in UP but now our sisters and daughters are afraid of going on roads. Sir, your broad smile will not help the people of India as your party has imposed a poisoned and hatred person as a Chief Minister. Please advise him to act strictly and remove the fear of these criminal acts including lynching of innocent persons. Now your leaders say we never promised hundred percent free from crimes in UP and please stop weeping over the past Governments. Mayawati was the best Chief Minister as there were no rape cases. Your present CM is only preacher of Hinduism. Kindly save our ladies from the raping criminals then condemn others.
  2. K
    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    Nice stunt to close the case and to let the five go free. Cannot expect more than this with the rapist state.
  3. M
    Malkit Singh Rehnsi
    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    Indian has become Hindu rshtra even though it is undeclared. Majority community have been ruling at the Centre and the States with communal mind. From top class to lower class only Hindus are dominated it may be the rule of Congress or BJP. If in place of a Hindu might have been killed by the minority. thousand Hindus would appear as witnesses because this is a Muslim boy, they are fully united not appear before the Police to solve this murder case. The award from one lac to two lacs for identifying the murderer is just an eye wash. In 1984 bodies of Sikhs were lying half burnt on the Delhi roads, no action was taken against the culprits. Commissions were set up just to fool Sikhs and Commissions heads like Nanawati and Mishra earned crores of rupees from these organizations not to produce the reports correctly These Hindu organizations are expert in shedding crocodile tears. In these days blood of Congress is boiling just to gain in politics which never boiled in 1984,
  4. U
    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    I am sure someone quite influential person is behind it who has hidden his men and does not seem to be caught soon enough.How unfortunate we are that an innocent boy dies and we can't get the murderer.
  5. S
    Sayed Maqsood Ahmed
    Jul 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    this is just a eye wash, in fact the real criminals, who lynched junaid are under safe shelter of RSS, Bajrang dal and VHP fundamentalis in Delhi or Nagpur places, police should raid the hide outs of these places and I am sure they will trace the real criminals soon, Similarly killer of the JNU student are also being provided safe shelter by RSS, VHGP and Bajrang dal fundamentalists. Govt is just giving false promises to the families of junaid and others.
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    Damodar Biswal
    Jul 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    He did not die on his own.Somebody must have killed him.The police should take all possible steps to trace the killer n bring him/ her to the fold of justice.
  7. M
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:05 am
    Nobody Killed Junaid
  8. L
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:03 am
    Typical hindi movie scene where a person is killed in broad day light with 100s of witnesses but nobody is ready to give statement because they know political goons will harass them.......Bjp is typical bollywood corrupt goons party ...where right from the head of party to various cms have criminal charges against them ......this cowardeness of indians have lead britishers to rule us for 200 years now again we r being ruled by corrupts only difference is that this time its make in india ..
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