Date: Sunday, 17-December-2017, 10:43 AM | Message # 1
After Hate Crime On A Train That Shocked India, A Series Of Lapses
On June 22 this year, the murder of 16-year-old Junaid on board a train from Delhi to Haryana sent shockwaves across India. Two of his companions, Shakir, 23, and Hashim, 20, were grievously wounded. In theory, this should not have been a difficult case for the police to crack. Junaid and his companions were attacked in a crowded train; later his bloodied body was carried out onto a train platform, milling with people. The police, after initial delays, arrested six men for Junaid's murder. They filed a 350-page chargesheet and the trial began at the Faridabad sessions court in October. But seven months after the crime, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the trial after Junaid's family moved a petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry. An NDTV investigation found multiple lapses in the probe into the killing of the young man.