Ballabhgarh train lynching case: Man who stabbed Junaid Khan on train arrested from Maharashtra's Dhule

The Haryana Railway Police on Saturday arrested the main accused in Ballabhgarh train lynching case from Maharastra's Dhule area.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jul 08, 2017, 20:55 PM IST
Ballabhgarh train lynching case: Man who stabbed Junaid Khan on train arrested from Maharashtra's Dhule
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New Delhi: The Haryana Railway Police on Saturday arrested the main accused in Ballabhgarh train lynching case from Maharastra's Dhule area.

A statement released by the Government Railway Police said that a team was sent to Dhule following on a tip-off information that the accused person was hiding there.

The main accused was arrested and would be produced before a court on Sunday, the GRP said. The name of the accused was not given in the statement.

A senior police officer of GRP said that the identification of the accused will be revealed after all legal formalities are completed.

Earlier, the police had arrested several persons including a 50-year-old Delhi government employee in connection with the murder, but the prime accused continued to be on the run.

On July 4, the Government Railway Police had announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh to anyone providing information about the identity of the accused.

The incident had triggered a nation-wide outrage.

17-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death when he, along with his brothers, was returning home to Khandawli village in Ballabgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi.

Junaid was killed while his brothers - Hashim and Sakir - were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them onboard the Delhi-Mathura passenger train between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations.

The youth's body was dumped close to Asaoti village in Faridabad district.