Faridabad lynching: Delhi govt staffer among four held for murder on train

The incident took place on the evening of June 22 while Junaid and three others were on their way home to Ballabhgarh after Eid shopping in Sadar Bazaar in Delhi. An argument that began over seats escalated and the boys were subjected to communal taunts, even called beef-eaters. Junaid and his brothers were later stabbed.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Updated: June 29, 2017 4:56 am
junaid, junaid lynching, junaid lynching arrest, delhi staff arrest, faridabad lynching, faridabad lynching arrest, police, haryana railway police, faridabad lynching news, india news, indian express news Faridabad lynching: Sources said that the four men had been identified by Junaid’s brother Hashim and two friends who were with them when the incident occurred. (File photo)

Five days after the first arrest was made in the murder of 15-year-old Junaid Khan, who was stabbed to death on a Mathura-bound train, Haryana Railway Police arrested four others.

Police said one of the four arrested is a 50-year-old, a “mid-level Delhi government employee”, while the remaining three are in the 24-30 age group and work in factories in Ballabhgarh. All four, police said, hail from the same village near Palwal’s Hodal area.

Superintendent of Police Kamaldeep Goyal said: “Four people have been arrested in relation to the crime this evening. But we cannot reveal their identities because the identification parade is still pending and we do not want to compromise the investigation.”

“The accused arrested have also given us important clues and details about the identity of the main accused who stabbed the boys (junaid and his brothers) and we are doing everything in our power to nab him as well,” Goyal said.

Sources said that the four men had been identified by Junaid’s brother Hashim and two friends who were with them when the incident occurred.

Confirming this, Hashim said: “They called us to the police station, and we entered the room to see around 50 people. I identified one of the men immediately, grabbed his hand and told police that he was in the crowd, and then he told them about three others who were with him at the time.”

The incident took place on the evening of June 22 while Junaid and three others were on their way home to Ballabhgarh after Eid shopping in Sadar Bazaar in Delhi. An argument that began over seats escalated and the boys were subjected to communal taunts, even called beef-eaters. Junaid and his brothers were later stabbed.

Police claimed that the four men confessed to “manhandling and abusing” the boys but maintained they did not wield the knife that killed Junaid.

“Questioning of the accused and eyewitnesses has revealed that the older man boarded the train at Okhla station with another man from his village, and got into an argument with the boys over seats. Three or four more men from the same town, among them the younger men who we have arrested, boarded the train at New Town and Ballabhgarh and joined the argument,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohinder Singh said.

“The fight continued for three-four minutes after Ballabhgarh, and Junaid and his brother sustained injuries,” he said.

Police had made the first arrest in the case on Friday — 35-year-old Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Palwal who worked at a factory in Ballabhgarh, was taken into custody. He was initially believed to be the main accused but police said this claim was contradicted during questioning in police remand. He was produced in court on Tuesday and sent to Neemka Jail, Faridabad.

“He had initially told us that he had committed the murder. But when we questioned him in police remand, he took back his words. We are now searching for the main accused,” Singh said.

Haryana Railway Police had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh last week for anyone who could provide credible information on the incident.

“The four new arrests have been made through leads procured from our own sources and investigations, and not through anything seen in the CCTV camera footage,” SP Goyal said. “The accused will be produced in court in Faridabad on Thursday and sent to judicial custody.”

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  1. S
    Sagar
    Jun 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    Kudos to the police for the quick work in arresting the culprits involved. Such criminality if unchecked will result in the break up of India itself. Best to stop it before it grows more
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    1. C
      chitta
      Jun 29, 2017 at 9:36 am
      Some Muslims are terrorists but all Muslims are not, so stop blaming Muslims and Islam. Muslim are silent because they do not want to divide India.
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      1. M
        Mbc220
        Jun 29, 2017 at 9:48 am
        Yea believe me if muslims come together these gaumootra drinkers won't be standing near dem .They are just scarying the scared one . hindus also started speaking against sons of modi through" NOt In MyNamE" campaign .what more shameful thing for these gaumootra drinkers can be?
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        S K Swamy
        Jun 29, 2017 at 9:27 am
        Yesterday's protests against such barbarisms should be an eye opener to the public about Govt's agenda. Modi's silence is a tactical approval. If not reined in the situation would lead to civil disobedience.
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        1. H
          Honest Citizen
          Jun 29, 2017 at 9:27 am
          The faster some of these subhuman, anti national, unHindu vigilante murderers are shot or hanged, the better for our great nation. India's beautiful soul and culture are violated by these scum. PM Modi and others can give speeches on this, but to no avail. The vital question is: is the rule of law enforced? This far, a big NO. In fact, these vigilantes have been surrep iously encouraged by various state govts and the lack of engagement by the Modi govt. All lynchings are shameful and disgraceful! Those who ically cite previous lynchings to defend these goon-murderers are no less than the actual killers.
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          1. I
            IAS
            Jun 29, 2017 at 9:09 am
            Donald Trump is a beef eater.
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            1. R
              Raj
              Jun 29, 2017 at 10:02 am
              It shows that Westerners who regularly eat beef are well behaved in public, have good civic sense, able to mange societies well and be organised. Have the best educational systems to which every Indian would lie to be part of. Eating beef does not make them evil, devil, corrupt, disrespectful etc. They are decent people who would will hold their elected officers in public life responsible when they err. They have good governance and accountability and justice system.
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              1. R
                Raj
                Jun 29, 2017 at 10:08 am
                What one eats has only one way out, through the bottom. But what comes from the heart, is what we have to be watchful. It can harm others - hatred, vengeance, intolerance, selfish, prejudice, discrimination etc...There is nothing special you can eat / drink that will help you manage your heart. Remember what you eat may upset your tummy the most.
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              2. F
                fuck rss
                Jun 28, 2017 at 11:23 pm
                ban rss
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                1. ಮನೋಜ್
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 6:56 am
                  Ban Mosques and Madrasa teaching fist interpretation of Koran to young minds in India.
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                  1. J
                    Jai hind
                    Jun 29, 2017 at 11:06 am
                    I have gone through all the comments kannadiga posted here last night ..and as per him .. Muslims enjoy appea t ..now only through hajj subsidy which is formed as a part of support for air India also .. He never say any word about Hindu family property r u l E s what's misused to evade taxes worth crores .such a hypocrite So my conclusion is ..He is some.one Bron through the back h ole of his mom.unlike all other Hindus .. Such creation are rare but curse to the humanity ..jai hind
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