File photo of the Supreme Court. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Faridabad court trial of the lynching of the young Muslim boy Junaid.
The Supreme Court has also asked the Haryana government for a detailed report.
Junaid train lynching case: Supreme Court said, it would also examine whether the probe agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be handed over the investigation or not.— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2018
The court also said that it would examine whether the investigation into the lynching should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation or not.
Fifteen-year-old Junaid Khan had in June last year been travelling with an elder brother and friends back to his Haryana village after shopping in Delhi for Eid when a few fellow passengers asked them to vacate their seats.
A fight ensued when they refused. And Junaid ended up being stabbed to death.
The killing was possibly a hate crime since Junaid and the others were called "beef eaters" and their beards tugged before they were attacked.