Days after the first arrest was made in the murder of 15-year-old Junaid Khan, Haryana Railway Police arrested four others. Khan was stabbed to death on a Mathura-bound train. According to police, one of the four arrested is a 50-year-old, a “mid-level Delhi government employee.” The remaining three are in the 24-30 age groups. They work in factories in Ballabhgarh.
All four of them, hail from the same village near Palwal’s Hodal area. “Four people have been arrested in relation to the crime this evening. But we cannot reveal their identities because the identification parade is still pending and we do not want to compromise the investigation,” Superintendent of Police Kamaldeep Goyal said, reported Indian Express.
“The accused arrested have also given us important clues and details about the identity of the main accused who stabbed the boys (Junaid and his brothers) and we are doing everything in our power to nab him as well,” Goyal added.
Reportedly, the four men had been identified by Junaid’s brother Hashim. Hashim said, “They called us to the police station, and we entered the room to see around 50 people. I identified one of the men immediately, grabbed his hand and told police that he was in the crowd, and then he told them about three others who were with him at the time.”
The incident happened on the evening of June 22. Junaid and three others were on their way home to Ballabhgarh after Eid shopping in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar. An argument began over seats. Junaid and his brothers were later stabbed.