Hafiz Junaid lynching: Victim's kin identifies four accused arrested by Haryana Police
The brother of the teenaged Muslim youth, who was stabbed to death on-board a Mathura-bound train, on Thursday said the family has identified the four accused.
Ballabgarh: The brother of the teenaged Muslim youth, who was stabbed to death on-board a Mathura-bound train, on Thursday said the family has identified the four accused.
Junaid (17) was stabbed when he along with his brothers was returning home to Khandawli village in Ballabgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi on Thursday.
His brothers — Hashim and Sakir — who were also travelling in the train with him were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them.
"We identified these four arrested accused when they were paraded before us. They were involved in beating and jostling with us (Junaid and his brothers on the train)", 20-year-old Hashim told reporters in his village in Ballabgarh.
A 50-year-old Delhi government employee was among four persons arrested on Thursday in connection with the killing of a Muslim youth.
With the four arrests made on Thursday, the number of those held in the case has climbed to five, according to Government Railway Police, Faridabad SP, Kamaldeep Goel.
However, the "prime accused" was still at large, he said.
The four arrested accused belong to areas close to Hodal near Palwal in Faridabad and are believed to be regular commuters, police officials said.
Junaid's brothers had told reporters earlier that the attackers taunted and repeatedly called them "anti-nationals" and "beef eaters".
Police on Sunday said that interrogation of the main accused in the lynching of 16-year-old Hafiz Junaid was being done in Faridabad to get to the bottom of the incident.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Monday announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for information leading to those who killed a young Muslim man, Junaid, on a moving train on 22 June.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is the latest to weigh in on the beef debate, with his benevolent remarks assuring Muslims that they can stay in the country, but on a condition.