‘They Called Us Beef-Eaters & Pakistanis’ : Train Attack Survivors

One accused arrested in connection with the lynching said he was drunk. 

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An accused arrested over the lynching of a 15-year-old Muslim boy on board a Delhi-Mathura train on Thursday night said he was under the influence of alcohol, while denying that he had attacked the youth and his two brothers over them being beef consumers. However, the accused, unidentified so far, conceded that his friends had made beef remarks on that fateful night.

The matter came to light, after Junaid Khan and his brothers were thrashed by a mob, allegedly over a scuffle that broke out over a seat-sharing in a crowded train. The argument then veered off to the Khans being Muslims, and therefore allegedly being consumers of beef. JunaId was hacked to death, allegedly by the mob and was thrown out of the coach. His brother Hashim, who survived the incident, told ANI that the strong mod that attacked them, also called them Pakistanis and anti-nationals.

Police, however, denied that the incident was related to beef.

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