The Weekend Leader - One held for teen's murder in Haryana; in three-day custody

One held for teen's murder in Haryana; in three-day custody


One person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a train in Haryana, police said on Saturday.

Accused Ramesh, 35, was arrested from his native place Plawal in Haryana late Friday night on the charge of involvement in the murder of 16-year-old Junaid, a senior police officer told IANS. 

Ramesh was later sent in three-day police custody by a local court.

"He is claiming he didn't stab Junaid, and also not telling who all were with him during the crime on Thursday night."

The officer said three police teams have been formed to identify and arrest the remaining attackers who were part of the mob that attacked the four youths.

On Thursday night, Junaid and his friends Hasib, Shakir, and Mohsin were returning to their village on a Mathura-bound passenger train after shopping at Sadar Bazaar in Delhi.

In his police complaint, Hasib said at least 15-20 persons boarded the train at Okhla railway station and asked them to vacate seats for them. 

All four were thrashed all the way from Tughlakabad to the Ballabhgarh railway station and were attacked with sharp-edged weapons and later thrown out of the train at Asaoti railway station in Palwal district. 

Media reports earlier said the murderous attack followed rumours about beef eating by the four youths.

Junaid succumbed to his injuries on Thursday night in a hospital. His three friends were injured, two of them critically, and are under treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Centre in Delhi. - IANS

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