16-year old stabbed to death on train for not vacating seats, called beef eaters

16-year old stabbed to death on train for not vacating seats, called beef eaters

Mob calls victim, cousins anti-national and beef eaters

16-year old stabbed to death on train for not vacating seats, called beef eaters
 A 16-year-old Muslim boy was killed and his three cousins injured after an argument over vacating seats on board a moving train in Haryana turned communal and violent on Friday.

Reports stated that while fellow passengers did not come to their rescue, the Government Railway Police (GRP) were missing from the scene.

Jalalludin, the father of the victim, said his son Junaid and the three boys were returning home after shopping for Eid in Delhi. They boarded the train at Sadar Bazaar.

At Okhla railway station, around 15 men — all non-Muslims — entered the train and asked the boys to vacate their seats, which they declined. This is when the trouble started. The men apparently began abusing the boys, calling them “anti-nationals, beef eaters and traitors”.

Junaid then called his friends from his mobile and asked them to reach Ballabhgarh railway station. The situation got out of hand and the mob began to thrash the boys.

Junaid and his cousins pulled the “brake chain” to stop the train, but it proved useless as they were not allowed to get off. The suspects then pulled out knives and one of them stabbed Junaid at Asavati railway station in Haryana.

Boys thrown out

The boys were then thrown off the train while it left for Mathura. Junaid bled to death.

A case of murder has been registered against unknown persons, but no arrests were made till the time of filing this report.

Surat Pal, SHO of GRP, said the fight was over vacating a seat, while conceding that the suspects used communal slurs to incite the youth. Junaid’s cousins — Mohsin, Moeen and Hashim — have been admitted to a hospital.
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