Police announce reward in Junaid’s killing

Faridabad, July 3 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Monday announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for information leading to those who killed a young Muslim man, Junaid, on a moving train on June 22.

The GRP said it was looking for those who stabbed the 19-year-old to death on a Mathura-bound train after a scuffle.

“The name and identity of the person who will provide any information and help the GRP in arresting the main culprit will be kept secret,” a GRP announcement said.

A case of murder and other sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against unknown persons at the GRP Faridabad station.

Police have arrested five people allegedly involved in Junaid’s killing and for instigating passengers to attack the deceased and four others.

Junaid, a resident of Khandwali village near Ballabgarh, and four others were attacked by a group of people who called them “beef eaters” and “anti-national”.

Junaid was stabbed to death on June 22 on a Mathura-bound train which he had boarded with his two brothers after shopping at Delhi’s Sadar Bazar area.

A majority of Meos (Muslims) in Haryana’s Mewat region on June 26 observed a “Black Eid” by tying black bands on their arms to protest against the murder of Junaid.

–IANS

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