Main Accused In Junaid Lynching Case Arrested From Maharashtra

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Mumbai: The Haryana Railway Police on Saturday arrested the main accused in the Ballabhgarh train lynching incident from Maharashtra’s Dhule district.

The identity of the suspect has been kept as secret owing to legal reasons, the police said. The accused will be produced in front of a court on Sunday.

The arrest comes just days after the police in Haryana admitted they had wrongly identified the person they suspected was the main accused in the case. The police on Monday had also offered Rs. 2 lakh for any information that could lead to the killer.

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On June 22, Junaid Khan was allegedly lynched by unidentified persons on a local train while travelling from Ghaziabad to Mathura. The incident took place when Junaid along with his brothers were returning to their village on Haryana after going to shop for Eid in Delhi.

Haseeb, Junaid’s brother, said his skull cap was pulled off and his beard was tugged while the mob hurled abuses at them and were called “beef-eaters”.