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Police Announce Rs 2 Lakh Award For Information On Main Accused In Junaid Killing

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| July 4 , 2017 , 09:16 IST

Unable to make any headway in arresting the main accused in the killing of Junaid who was stabbed to death following rumours of beef consumption on June 22, the Haryana Police has announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for information leading to the identification of the man who stabbed Junaid.

Although 5 accused have already been arrested in the case of the stabbing which took place on a train going from Ghaziabad to Mathura, the police have not been able to identify the main accused of stabbing Junaid.

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"The identity of the informer will be kept secret. Five accused have already been arrested in this case," a spokesman said.

The Haryana Police, which is under the BJP government in Haryana, has drawn flak for its handling of Junaid's killing and not being able to nab the main accused.

Junaid, a Muslim youth, was stabbed to death on the train near Ballabhgarh in Haryana's Faridabad district.

Junaid and his friends Hasib, Shakir and Mohsin were returning to their village on the train after shopping at Delhi's Sadar Bazaar.

Hasib claimed that at least 15-20 persons boarded the train at Okhla railway station and asked them to vacate the seats.

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

Junaid succumbed to his injuries in a hospital. His three friends who were injured. Media reports had even said that the murderous attack followed rumours about beef eating by the four youths.

The Haryana government had announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the victim's family.

Inputs from IANS