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Ballabgarh lynching victim Junaid’s kin identify four accused

Four men who have been arrested in connection with the Ballabhgarh train lynching incident, in Faridabad on June 28, 2017.

Four men who have been arrested in connection with the Ballabhgarh train lynching incident, in Faridabad on June 28, 2017.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The brother of the teenager who was stabbed to death on board a Mathura-bound train has said they have identified the four accused.

Seventeen-year-old Junaid was killed when he and his brothers were returning home to Khandawli village in Ballabgarh after Eid shopping in Delhi on June 22.

His brothers Hasib (21) and Shakir (23) were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them.

 

“We identified these four arrested accused when they were paraded before us. They were involved in beating and jostling with us,” Mr. Hasib told reporters in his village in Ballabgarh on Thursday.

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A Delhi government employee was among the four arrested on June 28 in connection with the killing.

With their arrest, the number of those held in the case has gone up to five, according to Government Railway Police Faridabad SP Kamaldeep Goel. However, the “prime accused” was still at large, he said.

 

The four arrested belong to areas close to Hodal near Palwal in Faridabad and are believed to be regular commuters, police officials said.

Junaid’s brothers had told reporters that the attackers taunted and repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef-eaters”.

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