Published On : Sat, Jul 8th, 2017

Ballabhgarh youth lynching: Main accused arrested

Dhule: The man who allegedly stabbed 16-year-old Junaid Khan on a train in Haryana last month has been arrested.

The Faridabad Police says the accused, whose identity they are keeping a secret for legal reasons, has confessed to stabbing the teenager.

The suspect, who was arrested from Maharashtra’s Dhule district, will be presented in court tomorrow.

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.

Junaid Khan and his brother, Haseeb, and two cousins were returning to their village on Haryana after a day-trip to Delhi to shop for Eid when a murderous mob turned on them.

Haseeb has said his skull cap was pulled off his head and his beard was tugged while the crowd shouted abuses at the Muslim men in addition to yelling they were “anti-nationals” and “beef-eaters.”