Communal minded miscreants lynch a 15 year old and stab two others on accusation of carrying beef.
Ballabgarh: In case of a hate crime a 16 year old was killed and 3 others injured on board a train between Ballabgarh, Haryana and New Delhi. The victims were abused, humiliated and assaulted by a mob of 15-20 people that passed communal remarks and accused them of carrying beef in a bag.
The victims have been identified as Junaid(16), Shakir(23), Hashim(21) and Mohsin. They were returning to their home from Delhi after Ramadhan Shopping when the incident took place.
“We boarded the 5.30 pm train from Sadar Bazar… At Okhla, 15-20 people boarded the train. The four of us were sitting on our seats, playing Ludo. They told us to vacate our seats and started pushing us,” said Hashim (20), one of the victim.
Hashim in statement said the mob became more aggressive and violent as the train left Ballabgarh station and at some point one of the accused pulling out a knife and stabbed the boys.
“First he stabbed Shaqir on the neck, on the chest, and on the hand. When my brother Junaid tried to intervene, he stabbed him multiple times. When I tried to save them, he stabbed me twice,” said Hashim, adding that as the train came to a halt at Asaoti railway station, the culprit and his accomplice fled “from the wrong side”.
Junaid was declared dead while Shakir was said to be critical, Mohsin is still admitted at AIIMS and Hashim was discharged.
An FIR has been filed and the police have registered a case of murder and criminal assault and have arrested 1 in connection.
Ballabhgarh was the scene of communal violence in 2015 when Muslim residents of Atali village were attacked and their dwellings destroyed.
The Victims Family.
“He was a child. He was just 16. How could they hate us so much to have killed him so brutally? When I reached the spot, my son Hashim was sitting on the station with Junaid’s body soaked in blood in his lap,” Jallaluddin Junaid’s Father Said.
Saira, Junaid’s mother, was in a state of shock at the news of her son’s death.
Saira said she will never be able to celebrate the festival of Eid. “This time it was special. My sons became the Hafiz. The preservers. And a day later I lost him. How can this be justified. How am I to cope up with this loss?”