Junaid Khan was killed onboard a Delhi-Mathura train. file pic
The prime accused in the killing of Muslim youth Junaid Khan onboard a Mathura-bound train was on Saturday arrested from Dhule district of Maharashtra, the police said.
The lynching on June 22 had triggered a nationwide outrage. A statement released by the Government Railway Police (GRP) said that a team was sent to Dhule following on a tip-off that the accused was hiding there. "He was arrested and would be produced before a court tomorrow," it said.
"The identity of the accused, who has been nabbed from Sakri in Dhule, is not being disclosed keeping in mind the legal process," SP (GRP) Kamaldeep Goyal said.
The police had earlier arrested five people, including a Delhi government employee in connection with the killing of Junaid between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations onboard a Delhi-Mathura passenger train. Junaid’s brothers, Hashim and Sakir, were also injured by the mob.
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