Kitchen knife used to stab Junaid found in lake near accused’s village, say police

Police said that during interrogation, Kumar admitted that he had purchased the “kitchen knife” from Delhi on the day the incident took place. He was taking it home to Palwal when he boarded the train at Shivaji Bridge railway station, said police.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Published:July 12, 2017 5:16 am
Police near Kumar’s village in Palwal. Manoj Kumar. (File)

The knife used to stab 15-year-old Junaid Khan to death in a Mathura-bound train has been recovered by Haryana Railway Police — almost three weeks after the crime was committed.

According to police, the knife was recovered from a lake near Jatola, the accused’s maternal village. “During the accused’s two-day police remand, we seized multiple items that could serve as evidence of his involvement in the crime. The murder weapon, which he had sealed in a bag and dumped in a lake near Jatola, has been retrieved. The shoes he was wearing on the day of the incident as well as a gamcha he had on him have also been seized from his home in Bhamrola village,” said Kamal Deep Goyal, SP, Haryana Railway Police.

“These items will be sent for examination to our laboratory in Bhondsi to ascertain if they have Junaid’s blood on them,” he said.

All items were recovered while the accused, Naresh Kumar, was in police remand. He was arrested from Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday.

Police said that during interrogation, Kumar admitted that he had purchased the “kitchen knife” from Delhi on the day the incident took place. He was taking it home to Palwal when he boarded the train at Shivaji Bridge railway station, said police.

On Tuesday afternoon, Kumar was produced in court once again and remanded to another five days in police custody, during which investigators hope to retrieve the t-shirt he was wearing when he boarded the train on June 22. Goyal said, “We will try to track down the t-shirt. Kumar has claimed it is hidden in his rented accommodation in Sakri, Dhule, where he was hiding.”

According to police, Kumar said that after the stabbing, he returned home and spent the next two weeks travelling to Mathura and Vrindavan. He eventually moved to Maharashtra’s Dhule district after he managed to secure a job there through a friend.

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    Bharat
    Jul 12, 2017 at 11:40 am
    Can we also demand the coverage on the West Bengal case progress on the Muslims being brought to justice in the murder of a Barisat Hindu man .... An entire mob of 2000 Muslims ravaged a town and it's going under wraps .... Between a Junaid and Alakh 100 Hindus have been humiliated or killed ....where are those reports ....
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      Bharat Maa
      Jul 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm
      it is so hilerious, BJP goons create unrest in nonBJP states (be it UP, Bihar, TN, Karnataka or WB), and then bhakts cry for reports. in the name of religion.
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        Allah
        Jul 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm
        HALF DlCK spotted.
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        Raj
        Jul 12, 2017 at 7:14 pm
        Murder ?????? Stop spreading fake news gandu.
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        Fck Allah
        Jul 12, 2017 at 11:09 am
        Ma ka bhosada wo Junaid k. Junaid Junaid Junaid. This filthy news is blown out of proportion by jihadi media. Editors must be punished. . Hope he is rotting in hel with 72 hores and his Allah
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          Moosa
          Jul 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm
          shame on you. so much hate for a 16 year old boy? Is this what your parents and teachers have taught you?
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            Fck Allah
            Jul 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm
            No Muslim is innocent, if u don't hate evil, what's left in the world? Nothing. Islam is pure evil
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              Allah
              Jul 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm
              Hey HALF DlCK. Did you read Quran? What is Kaafir (or Kufr whatever)? What is JlHAD? What is Taqqiyya? And what is that term called Nikah Halala?? You see our parents and teachers did not teach us all these beautiful things (kafirs that we all are). Why don't you enlighten us all!!
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              Bharat Maa
              Jul 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm
              Get well Soon, may god bless you.
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                Fck Allah
                Jul 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm
                Hope you get well soon and re Congi se the threat of Islam to human rac e
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              Common
              Jul 12, 2017 at 10:59 am
              This is called love jehad which says : HIDE ALL MUSLIM GIRLS IN BLACK BURKHA AND THEN FIND TOP TOP HINDU GIRLS WHO ARE EDUCATED AND BEAUTIFUL AND THEN MARRY THEM . THIS WILL HUMILIATE THE HINDUS AND GLORIFY THE MUSLASS.
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