New DelhI; Last month in Ballabhgarh, 16-year-old Hafiz Junaid was killed in moving train. After dilly dallying for sometimes, a few arrests have been made in the case that has been hogging the limelight after the video of lynching of the boy went viral across the country.
The latest arrest of a man from Mumbai has given some hope of justice to the family members Junaid left behind. Junaid’s father has said he wants capital punishment for the accused.
Police in Faridabad said that the accused has confessed to the crime during preliminary inquiry. According to a senior police officer, the violence was triggered not over beef, but over seat in the train.
The accused worked as a security guard in Delhi. After murdering Junaid, he fled to Dhulia. An acquaintance even had him employed in a factory in Dhulia during this short period. The accused has been identified by his advocate as Naresh Kumar. He was presented in the court this Sunday and has been remanded for two days. The statement of the accused has been registered by duty magistrate Sandeep Kumar. Police claim that the accused is a resident of Palwal.
Kamal Deep Goel, Superintendent of Police, said, “The accused has confessed to stabbing Junaid and his brothers in the inquiry done so far.”
When asked if the crime was committed over beef, he said, “The complainant has also not mentioned beef as the cause of violence in the moving train. The accused got on the train to Mathura at Shivaji Bridge Station. The row started from Okhla Railway Station in New Delhi. The accused attacked Junaid and his brother with a knife as the train was passing Ballabhgarh.
He went on to add that the original row erupted between the victims and Rameshwar, who has already been arrested. The accused got into the argument afterwards, though he did not know Rameshwar. So far the knife used in the stabbing has not been found though the accused claims it is with him.”
The murder of Junaid has triggered a protest movement so big it has affected the whole country and continues.