Junaid Khan lynching: Delhi govt employee among four held in connection with murder

Last week, Junaid Khan was stabbed to death while returning from Delhi along with his two brothers. An argument over train seats escalated and religious slurs were hurled at the brothers.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Faridabad lynching, Junaid Khan, Palwal lynching, Junaid khan lynching, Junaid Khan was stabbed to death while returning from Delhi along with his two brothers. An argument over train seats escalated and religious slurs were hurled at the brothers.

In a big breakthrough in the lynching of Junaid Khan, Haryana Police arrested four accused in connection with the case, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday. The arrests come a day after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

“We have arrested four more persons, including three youths, aged between 24 and 30 years and a 50-year-old man,” Kamaldeep Goel, the Superintendent of Police (SP), Government Railway Police (GRP), Faridabad, told PTI over phone.

The 50-year-old arrested today is a Delhi government employee while the three others were doing some private jobs, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), GRP, Faridabad, Mohinder Singh said.

Earlier, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu condemned the stabbing. “Any incident of such nature is condemnable. It is brutal, atrocious. It will not be acceptable at all. People who are responsible for the same should be identified and dealt very firmly,” Naidu told reporters outside the Parliament.

Last week, 15-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death while returning from Delhi along with his two brothers after Eid shopping. An argument over train seats escalated and religious slurs were hurled at the brothers. A day after the incident, police took into custody a 35-year-old man who claimed that he was in a inebriated condition when he stabbed Junaid. The man, identified as Ramesh Kumar, also claimed that he was egged on by the crowd inside the train.

Faridabad Deputy Superintendent of Police (Government Railway Police) Mohinder Singh had said the police were scanning CCTV footage to identify the killers. “We are trying to procure the CCTV footage from various points which may help us in nabbing the remaining accused,” he had said. The police also announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for those providing credible information related to the case.

On Eid, residents of Ballabhgarh wore black armbands in protest against the killing. The murder triggered pan-India protests under the banner ‘Not in my name’.

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    Dr Anil Dhalla
    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm
    The guilty should be punished.whatever differences you have but such an action in it self is highly condemnable.This is an action not to be accepted in civilized society. Ask those whose son has gone.we can only pray and condemn the barbaric and brutal killing.
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      naarayanan
      Jun 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm
      If the minority communcity died such a manner you will color as a atrocity...if majoriyt communicyt lynched in a manner ...why did you keep mum... How many example you want for Tamilnadu and Kerala.. We condmn irrespective of cost and religion..but the justice for all ,,,not only those who gather the people in the name of religion.
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        Injusticeprevails
        Jun 29, 2017 at 2:27 am
        And with regard to subsidy u forfeit ur privileges and economic incentives from the government and dont go to any yatra and melas if u dont want it but are availing just to threaten muslims hajj subsidy . U have perverted thinking and causing great economic loss to government by availing the facilities where u can afford by urself. Forfeit all yatras where government has provided u assistance. If providing u with infrastructure,accomodation and security for your yatras is government obligation so is the discount on hiked airfare to muslims for hajj becoz we have equal government has equal obligations towards muslims and other communities.
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        1. ಮನೋಜ್
          Jun 29, 2017 at 2:35 am
          As Muslim started first let them start first forgoing subsidies for religious obligation. FIFO. First in first out. Then complain, how Muslims are treated in India.
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          1. ಮನೋಜ್
            Jun 29, 2017 at 2:40 am
            Infrastructure for government to earn mobeyy. Don't confuse revenue earning capital expenditure from subsidies. Security of congregation of people whether Muslim or Hindu or and religion in India is undertaken by government under common expense head. Even I'd subsidies are given, those are spent mostly with in boundaries of India helping other people. It Indian economy which grows unlike KSA benefit s from your spending inKSA.
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            1. ಮನೋಜ್
              Jun 29, 2017 at 2:45 am
              I'm not perverted, nether isy logic. It is tour defense of single Muslim killing in country of billion should be treated as sky falling event is perverse. Lot of Muslim die and lot if Hindu die for no fault of theirs. Crying wolf for a single murder is perverse. Not crying foul when the jihad waging terrorists shoot others and blow themselves reeks of perverseness. In my view both the cow vigilante is as bad as the jihad waging Muslims. I don't see Muslim calling for my country. Not in my name when Jihad is attack
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                Injusticeprevails
                Jun 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm
                We do but u dont have ears
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              Injusticeprevails
              Jun 29, 2017 at 2:13 am
              My kannadiga brothers provided me statistics for beef consumption and mr majority is ur false consciousness. I m sure most hindus dont subscribe to ur sanghi ideologies. If u so much love pakistan u can go to ur beloved land. And fact is u sanghis dont assimilate with mainstream of indian population and the national diversity and pluralism. We are not treated badly by the majority but by the minority of majority population who use majority as a cover to for treacherous and anti national acts.
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              1. ಮನೋಜ್
                Jun 29, 2017 at 2:29 am
                My dear Muslim brothet, I eat beef. If that helps, and im shudra by vedic classification. Why should I provide I'm not claiming anything. What I'm saying you claimed 80 of Indians hindus protein cons utes beef. It your claim.Burden if proof is on your side to prove not mine. Did I claim that?
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                  rajan
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 3:24 am
                  Injusticeprevails, Well said. It's the minuscule minority of the major community that subscribes to bigotry. So, it is they who need to be sent to Pakistan and not our Muslim brethren who,en masse, can't be br anded anti- nationals. Terrorists are anti-nationals and they don't belong to just one community. Lynching is also an act of terrorism. Moreover, aren't the corrupt anti-nationals? There is so much of corruption in every sphere of Indian day to day life. Who promotes it? The politicians and the bureaucracy. They need to be punished too.
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                2. ಮನೋಜ್
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 1:57 am
                  If Muslims have not asked any sort of subsidy why avail those?. Can't you fund those subsidies? Who is forcing you to take?
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                  1. ಮನೋಜ್
                    Jun 29, 2017 at 1:58 am
                    And you still complaint majority is treating you badlry?
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                    1. ಮನೋಜ್
                      Jun 29, 2017 at 2:00 am
                      You have the luxury of own civil law, even after creation of Pakistan, and still you complain about majority treatment. Can't you assimilate with society. Which modern secular democracy has given you such liberty, but still you complain Gov is treating bad.
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