Hafiz Junaid Lynching: 5 Arrests But Man Who Stabbed Him At Large

A 50-year-old man was among the four fresh arrests made on Wednesday.

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Junaid was stabbed to death while his brothers were injured by a mob which allegedly hurled slurs against them onboard the Delhi-Mathura passenger train last Thursday night.
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Four persons, including a 50- year-old man, were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a Muslim youth onboard a Mathura-bound train – an incident which had led to led nationwide outrage.

With the fresh arrests, the total number of accused persons held in the case has risen to five, the police said, even though the man who had stabbed 17-year-old Junaid is still at large.

  • (Photo: ANI)
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We have arrested four more persons, including three youths, who are aged between 24 and 30 years and one 50-year-old man.
Kamaldeep Goel, Superintendent of Police, Government Railway Police, Faridabad

How It Happened

The sequence of events which led to the killing of the 17-year-old has also become clear to a large extent, Goel said.

According to Goel, it was the 50-year-old man arrested on Wednesday who had entered into an altercation with Junaid and his brothers over seat sharing.

Our investigations show that this man entered into an argument with the victim and his brothers from Okhla over seat sharing. He passed some remarks hurting the victims’ religious sentiments. However, the quarrel escalated after three youth, who had boarded the train at New Town Faridabad, also entered the fight.
Kamaldeep Goel

But the man who stabbed Junaid has still not been arrested. Junaid was stabbed to death while his brothers – Hashim and Sakir – were injured by a mob which allegedly hurled racial and religious slurs against them onboard the Delhi-Mathura passenger train between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations last Thursday night. Junaid's body was dumped near Asaoti village in Faridabad district.

(With PTI inputs)

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