Junaid lynching: Supreme Court stays trial in Haryana court

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 19, 2018, 07:58 AM(IST)

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. 


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. 

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