Manohar Lal Khattar condemns Hafiz Junaid's killing, efforts on to nab accused

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday condemned the brutal killing of a Muslim youth onboard a Mathura-bound train and said that efforts were on to nab the other accused in the case.

File image of Manohar Lal Khattar. PTI

File image of Manohar Lal Khattar. PTI

Khattar, who had invited criticism from various quarters for not condemning the shocking incident or expressing condolence, said, "I condemn the incident and appeal to people to maintain peace".

"Efforts are on to nab the other accused in the case," he told reporters in Chandigarh on the sidelines of a meeting.

The victim's family was on Sunday given a cheque of Rs 5 lakh by the District Red Cross while Wakf Board chairman announced another Rs 5 lakh and a job to one of Jallaludin's sons.

Junaid was stabbed to death while his brothers, Hashim and Sakir were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them aboard the Delhi-Mathura passenger train between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations on Thursday night.


Updated Date: Jun 26, 2017 17:54 PM

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