12/07/2017 10:40 AM IST | Updated 12/07/2017 10:47 AM IST

Police Takes Junaid Lynching Accused Along Train Route, Collecting Crucial Evidence

They have recovered the knife used to stab Junaid.

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A file photo of Junaid, a 15-year-old Junaid, who was murdered after a scuffle that broke out in a train over a seat in Haryana's Palwal at Ballabgarh in Faridabad, on June 26, 2017 in New Delhi, India.

The knife used to stab 15-year-old Junaid eight times in the stomach and abdomen, ultimately killing him, was recovered by the railway police after they reconstructed the entire train journey travelling with Naresh Kumar, the accused in the case.

A team of the investigating officers reportedly boarded the fourth coach of train number 64905 with Naresh at the Shivaji Bridge railway station, and made him recall what transpired on 22 June.

According to reports, Kumar told cops that he had bought a kitchen knife in Delhi on the same day, which he later used to attack Junaid and his brother Shaqir. He told them he wanted to teach them a lesson after he saw them fight with a Delhi government employee over a seat.

Kumar later threw the bloodstained knife in a lake near Jatola in Sonepat, he reportedly told cops, and then packed up his bloodstained cloth towel and shoes in a trunk in his home in Bhamrola village before fleeing. The police have recovered all these, which will serve as crucial evidence when the case comes up for trial.

A t-shirt Kumar was wearing at the time of the stabbing is still missing, though it is believed to be hidden away in a rented house in Sakri, in Maharashtra's Dhule district, where he was reportedly hiding.

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