In a tragic incident, a Muslim teenager was allegedly stabbed and beaten to death while several others were injured on a local train in Haryana on Thursday night, after a group of people accused them of carrying beef in a bag, said news report.
According to Hindustan Times, the incident triggered when a family of five was returning home after Eid shopping in Delhi and got involved in an argument over changing of seats when things took a communal turn and Hafiz Junaid was stabbed to death.
The police have arrested one person on Friday in connection with this incident, and the accused has confessed to his crime.
It was a group of 15-20 people boarded a Mathura-bound train. As the argument turned communal, they reportedly called the Muslim family "anti-nationals" and "beef eaters", before throwing their skull caps on the floor, grabbing their beards, and taunting them with abuses, said police.
Haryana director general of police BS Sandhu denied that the incident happened over an argument regarding beef. "This was a clash between two groups which resulted in the death of one person. We have already arrested one of the accused. Police teams are investigating and others too will be arrested," The Times of India quoted Sandhu as saying.