Ballabhgarh train lynching: Junaid’s father demands death penalty for accused

Published on Jul 09 2017 - - India - -

n light of the arrest of the main accused who stabbed 16-year-old Junaid Khan in the Mathura-bound train on June 23, his father now demands death penalty for the perpetrators of his son.
The Muslim youth’s father Jalaluddin now seeks justice for his son but in the form of capital punishment.
This comes a day after the Faridabad Police arrested the main accused from Maharashtra’s Dhule. Five key accused have been arrested till now.
According to the police, the main suspect has so far told them that the scuffle started over the seats and escalated thereon.
Junaid’s family has also demanded police protection in lieu of the arrests, saying that his brother Hashim who was also attacked is the prime witness in the case.
“We feel threatened. We should be given security as those arrested are from nearby village. We want police protection,” Hashim told India Today.
Junaid along with his brothers, friend was attacked with sharp objects and subjected to anti-Muslim slurs by a mob in the Mathura-bound train, about two weeks ago few days before Eid.
All four were thrashed all the way from Tughlakabad till the Ballabhgarh railway station and then thrown out of the train at Asaoti railway station in Palwal district.
Junaid succumbed to his stab wounds at the Asaoti railway station.

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