One person was arrested on Friday after a man was lynched on a Mathura-bound train following a heated altercation with co-passengers over rumours of them carrying meat, reported news agency ANI. Two of the victims’ cousins who were travelling along with him were also injured in the incident, police said on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Junaid (17) while his brothers Hasim (21) and and Sakir (23) were injured, Deputy Suprintendent of Police (DSP), Faridabad Government Railway Police (GRP), Mohinder Singh told reporters.
“One person has been arrested in this connection,” said Singh. He refused to divulge details of the person arrested saying “first the GRP will present him in court tomorrow.” Junaid and his two brothers boarded the Mathura-bound Ghaziabad-Delhi-Mathura train as they were returning back to their home in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi’s Sadar Bazar on Thursday, police said.
As per a report in the Hindustan Times, a Delhi Police official said the victims had an argument over carrying meat with a group of co-passengers. The incident took an ugly turn when they were attacked with a knife, the official added. Refuting this report, the Government Railway Police said the dispute took place over sharing seats and not because of meat.