The main accused in the Junaid Khan lynching case was arrested by Haryana Railway Police in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Saturday.

Earlier on June 28, Haryana Police arrested four other accused in the case.

On June 22, Junaid and his friends Hasib, Shakir, and Mohsin were returning to their village on a Mathura-bound passenger train after shopping at Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar.

Apparently, the victim identified as Junaid was also accused of carrying beef in a packet as the mob assaulted him.

All four were thrashed all the way from Tughlakabad (in Delhi) 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.


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.

His death and triggered a massive campaign named #NotInMyName across the country with people hitting the street in numbers. Thousands gathered at locations in Delhi and other cities to protest against mob lynchings and government’s inaction on the issue.

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