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Police arrest four in murder case of Hafiz-e-Quran in India

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FARIDPUR, India: Haryana Police have arrested four suspects in murder case of a Muslim teenager, a Hafiz-e-Quran, local Indian media reported.

Police said one of the suspects is a 53-year-old government servant in Delhi. They said they had found clues about the man who stabbed the 16-year-old Junaid with dagger.

Earlier, police had taken 10 suspects into custody for interrogation into the murder case.

It is pertinent to mention that the victim was coming back to home through train after shopping for Eid at Asawati Railway Station last Thursday when he was attacked.


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Junaid was accompanied by his brother and two friends, when few Hindu extremists boarded the train at Tughlaqabad and started threatening and abusing the Muslim youngsters. Soon after that they started thrashing the youth and one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed Junaid to death on the spot. The other three were also injured and they were taken to Trauma Center of Safdar Jang Hospital in New Delhi for medical treatment.

Police have announced Rs0.1 million bounty for providing information of the culprits.

Eyewitnesses said police were present on the site when the extremists stabbed them brutally.

A delegation of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind visited family of the victims and demanded strict action against the culprits.

General Secretary JUH Maulana Mehmood Madni expressed concern over exacerbating situation of law and order in the country and demanded from the local authorities to bring the culprits to justice.

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