Junaid stabbed to death

16 year old, Junaid stabbed to death and his brothers were injured on board a Mathura-bound train. An argument over a seat took a communal turn and triggered a mob attack on the boys returning home from Eid shopping in Delhi. The incident took place on Thursday evening between Okhla and Asoti in Haryana, a distance of about 60 km. The four injured told Hindustan Times at Khaddawli, a small village in Haryana’s Faridabad district, the attackers repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”, threw their skull caps on the floor, caught their beards and taunted them with terms such as “mulla”. Junaid was allegedly stabbed to death and four others were injured on board a Mathura-bound train when an argument over a seat turned into religious slurs and triggered a mob attack on family members returning home from Eid shopping. Kamaldeep Goyal, a superintendent of the Government Railway Police (GRP) said they are also probing allegations that one their officers was present at Ballabgarh when the train stopped but did nothing to save the youth. 6 men including a Delhi government employee were arrested for the murder. One accused was released on bail in July 2017. In November 2017, Additional AG was rapped by court and asked to resign for helping the defense lawyer. In December 2017, family, believing that police is helping the accused, filed a plea requesting for investigation by CBI. The plea was dismissed since CBI itself submitted that State Police is equipped enough to investigate and that case is already on trial.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Train
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

On 23.06.2017, the GRP Ambala Cantt. Registered an FIR at PS Faridabad u/s 323, 324, 302 and 34 IPC against unknown persons. booked for murder, attempt to murder, wrongful confinement and deliberate and malicious acts inte

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police had offered Rs. 2 lakh for any information that could lead to the killer. 5 men arrested Current status Trial ongoing :Chargesheet has been filed. Trial proceeding on prosecution evidence.
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
Civil society reports

1) Lynching Without End (2016), by Citizens Against Hate group. 2) AISA – CPI (ML) fact finding report

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Main Information
Date of incident: June 23, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Junaid Khan, Hashim, Md Mausin and Md Moin
    Name of Perpetrator Chandra Prakash , Gaurav, Rameshwar and Pradeep, Naresh
    State Haryana
    District/City Faridabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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