In a major breakthrough in the recent Junaid Khan killing incident, police on Saturday have arrested the main accused from Dhule district of Maharashtra.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) in its statement said that a team was sent to Dhule after it received a tip-off that the accused was hiding there.
“We have arrested a person from Sakri in Dhule district of Maharashtra,” SP, GRP, Kamaldeep Goyal said.
The GRP also claimed that during the interrogation the accused had “confessed” his crime and accepted that he stabbed Junaid Khan.
“The identity of the accused was not disclosed keeping in mind the legal process,” the GRP statement said.
The police has earlier arrested five persons including a Delhi government employee in connection with the killing of Junaid between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations onboard a Delhi-Mathura passenger train.
Junaid was stabbed to death when he, along with his brothers, was returning home to Khandawali village in Ballabgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi. Before killing Junaid, the mob taunted them by shouting “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”.