Junaid Khan lynching case: Main accused worked as a guard in Delhi

The main accused in the lynching case, was produced in the district court Faridabad yesterday. Pic/PTI
The main accused in the lynching case, was produced in the district court Faridabad yesterday. Pic/PTI

The prime accused in the killing of Junaid Khan on board a Mathura-bound train was working as a security guard in Delhi and has confessed to having stabbed the Muslim youth, a senior police official said yesterday.

The accused, who was on the run since June 22, was arrested yesterday from Dhule district of Maharashtra. The killing of 17-year-old Junaid had triggered a nationwide outrage.

The 30-year-old main accused, a resident of Haryana, worked as a private security guard in a firm in Delhi, Superintendent of Police (Railways) Kamaldeep Goyal said. On the claim of the victim’s brothers that they were called “beef eaters” by the accused, Goyal said, “No such thing has come to the fore during the main accused’s questioning so far.”

“During his questioning so far, the main accused has confessed to having stabbed Junaid and attacking his brothers,” he claimed.

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