Chandigarh, Jun 26 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today condemned the brutal killing of a Muslim youth onboard a Mathura-bound train and said that efforts were on to nab the other accused in the case. Also Read - Does Haryana Need Lockdown? Read Deputy CM's Latest Statement

Khattar, who had invited criticism from various quarters for not condemning the shocking incident or expressing condolence, said, “I condemn the incident and appeal to people to maintain peace”. Also Read - COVID-19: Gurugram Police To Attend Weddings, Issue Fines To Those Not Wearing Masks

“Efforts are on to nab the other accused in the case,” he told reporters here on the sidelines of a meeting. Also Read - Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Granted One Day Secret Parole

The victim’s family was yesterday given a cheque of Rs 5 lakh by the District Red Cross while Wakf Board chairman announced another Rs 5 lakh and a job to one of Jallaludin’s sons.

Junaid was stabbed to death while his brothers, Hashim and Sakir–were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them onboard the Delhi-Mathura passenger train between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations on Thursday night.

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