New Delhi, July 12: The knife with which 16-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed on a Mathura-bound train, in June-end, has been recovered by the Haryana Railway Police. If reports are to be believed, the knife has been recovered from a lake near Jatola, which is the maternal village of the accused, Naresh Kumar. “The murder weapon, which he had sealed in a bag and dumped in a lake near Jatola, has been retrieved,” a Haryana Railway Police official was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the Indian Express further, the Superintendent of Police Kamal Deep Goyal said that the gamcha and the shoes that he was wearing on the day of the incident has also been seized from Bhamrola village, where his home is. “These items will be sent for examination to our laboratory in Bhondsi to ascertain if they have Junaid’s blood on them,” he was quoted as saying.

The recovery of the items was done while the accused was in police remand. He was arrested from Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday and was sent to 2-day police remand by a Kurukshetra District and Sessions Court on Sunday.

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The police informed that during the interrogation, the accused has admitted that he had purchased the ‘kitchen knife’ from Delhi and was taking it to his home in Palwal. The police also said that the accused boarded the train at Shivaji Bridge Railway Station.

Earlier on Tuesday, Kumar was produced in the court again where he was sent to 5-day police custody. Meanwhile, the police is trying to recover the t-shirt that the accused was wearing on the day he had committed the crime. Reportedly, he has claimed to have hidden the t-shirt in his rented accommodation, where he was hiding, in Sakri, Dhule.

The police also informed that after the incident, Kumar returned home and travelled to Mathura and Vrindavan for the next two weeks. Eventually, he moved to Dhule district in Maharashtra where he managed to get a job through a friend.