Faridabad lynching: Two weeks on, no leads on who killed Junaid

The footage captured three men boarding a motorcycle and fleeing from the area soon after the train in which Junaid was killed came to a halt at the station.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Published:July 5, 2017 4:34 am
faridabad, lynching, police, haryana railway police, faridabad lynching news, india news, indian express news The footage, however, is of “poor quality”, which has made it harder for police to identify the men.

Almost two weeks after 15-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death on a Mathura-bound train by mob that allegedly mocked his skull cap and called him a beef eater, the Haryana Railway Police are still struggling to ascertain the identity of the main accused. According to sources, the only promising lead being pursued as of now is from the CCTV footage procured last week from a camera installed at a community centre near Asaoti railway station. The footage captured three men boarding a motorcycle and fleeing from the area soon after the train in which Junaid was killed came to a halt at the station.

The footage, however, is of “poor quality”, which has made it harder for police to identify the men. Junaid’s brother, Hashim, who was also injured in the incident, was shown the footage last week, but failed to confirm if the men were a part of the mob. Police have so far arrested five people, all of whom admitted to being a part of the mob but also claimed that they did not wield the knife that killed Junaid. All five are currently lodged in Neemka jail, Faridabad.

Confirming the lack of clarity in the footage, Mohinder Singh, DSP, Haryana Railway Police, said: “We are probing the incident and considering the CCTV footage procured, which shows three men escaping on a motorcycle. However, the footage is dull and unclear since the camera is not of the best quality, but we are trying to work on it to the best of our ability.” He added that even the number plate of the motorcycle is not clearly visible.

Meanwhile, the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) on Tuesday took up the issue of lynching of Junaid, and “expressed satisfaction on the action taken by the district authorities and police to nab the culprits and handle the situation peacefully”.

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    Damodar Biswal
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm
    Police should take all possible steps to track n punish the goon who have lynched the boy in the name of beef politics.
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      Sari
      Jul 5, 2017 at 11:04 am
      Sad!What happens to a neighbor today , happens to one tomorrow! Hope we act before it is too late!
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        Chandra
        Jul 5, 2017 at 11:04 am
        The police know perfectly well. There have been several leads about two groups of men meeting up from different locations with a plan to do something like this. But they are holding the evidence because Police and Govt want to somehow implicate AAP and/or Congress in the tragedy. Just another day in Indian politics.
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          Antony
          Jul 5, 2017 at 11:47 am
          It isn't well known fact that the Christian church is fighting a war with Muslims (terrorists) worldwide but in India they aren't collaborating to divide India.
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            Damodar Biswal
            Jul 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm
            This is biased comment.Kindly refrain from writing these biased comments.If u know the culprit why don't u give the information to the police n get a reward of 12 lakhs?
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            Muslim
            Jul 5, 2017 at 9:40 am
            Hindus must realize that India belongs to both Hindus and Muslims. So instead of lynching, live with peace.
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              Antony
              Jul 5, 2017 at 11:49 am
              Hindustan belonged to both Hindus and Muslims. Then Muslims massacred Hindus in 1971 and in 1947 and divided India and got their own Muslim countries. Now India belongs to Hindus. You are illegal here. Pppaaakistan and Bbaangladesh are your countries.
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                Damodar Biswal
                Jul 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm
                I beg to disagree with ur comment,sir dia is a secular country n belongs to people of all faiths n beliefs.U can not ask Muslims to leave the country.Yes,all those who support Pakistan n do not believe in our cons ution should be kicked out.
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              Vnk
              Jul 5, 2017 at 8:16 am
              Muslim goondas are burning Hindu homes and lynching Hindus in West Bengal but the goondas at IE reporter, editor and owners, all are blind, deaf and dumb. Selectively wake up only if a Muslim is killed.
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                Muslim
                Jul 5, 2017 at 9:38 am
                Because Hindus are afraid of growing Muslim ppulation and Muslims power. So Hindu are jumping here and there.
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                  Antony
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                  All over the world Christians Buddhists Hindus are afraid of illegal biological growth of Muslims who are terrorists.
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                jk
                Jul 5, 2017 at 7:54 am
                ASATYA HI DHARM HAI a new teaching by Chaiwala Gandhi in Mann ki Baat.
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                  Surat
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 7:35 am
                  Shame on reader, no comments, just because the goons were hindis, sab ki maa mar gayi hai, itni bhi himmat nahi hai ki galat baat ko oppose kar sakein These bast rds will never be found and all we indians can sit tight in our houses thinking that these goons will never strike again, you are wrong, the day will come when they will barge in your house and you will sit like hijras in your home ..... Why doesnt the blood boil at this grave injustice, i am shocked. Dont vote for congress or the communial mamta / lallu, but at least speak out when innconet people are being killed, dont get blinded by te fact the only a muslim was killed, it could be (NO WOULD) you people next time and you will not even get a chance to repent.
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