Four accused arrested in Ballabhgarh train lynching incident
Four accused arrested in connection with the killing of a 16-year-old Muslim boy last week. Photograph: (Twitter)
Haryana police on Wednesday arrested four more men accused of killing a Muslim teenager in a Ballabhgarh-bound train last week, ANI reported.
Superintendent of Police, GRP Haryana, Kamaldeep said one of the arrested is a 50-yr-old Delhi govt employee. He also added that they have leads on the person who attacked Junaid with a knife.
"The Haryana police has arrested four more people in the Ballabhgarh lynching case. The accused are residents of a village near Hodal city. One of the accused who is 50-years-old is a government official in the Delhi government, the other three accused are employees in private companies in Ballabhgarh and Faridabad. The man who stabbed the victim has not been arrested yet, however, we have got solid evidence regarding him and I am sure that we will soon nab the main culprit," ANI quoted Kamaldeep as saying.
A day after the incident, police took into custody 35-year-old Ramesh Kumar, who claimed that he was in an inebriated condition when he stabbed Junaid.
Yesterday, a CCTV image of three of the men accused of killing Junaid had emerged.
Junaid's attackers had accused him of carrying beef on him. (Zee News Network)
16-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death by a mob on a train travelling from Delhi to Mathura last Thursday (June 22).
Junaid and three of his brothers, Hashim, Shakir, and Mohsin, were on their way back to Ballabhgarh, Haryana, after Eid shopping in Delhi when a fight erupted reportedly over seats.
The mob reportedly shouted anti-Muslim slogans and alleged that Junaid and his brother were carrying beef on them.
The group of 15-20 men then started beating Junaid.
Junaid's brother Shakir was also severely wounded in the attack.