‘How could they hate us so much’: Family in shock after 16-year-old Muslim boy stabbed to death on train
T was Wednesday night that Junaid Hashim and got the title of “Hafiz” after spending three years to memorize the Koran by heart and has Rs 1500 as a reward for his mother.
It was their first Eid after becoming Hafiz and wanted to look for the best.
To celebrate and do their shopping, they planned a visit to Delhi’s Jama Masjid and promised to return before sunset. One of the two could not.
Junaid was stabbed to death and four others were injured on a train bound for Mathura when a dispute over a seat turned into religious insults and triggered a series of attacks on family members returning home to Eid.
The incident took place Thursday night between Okhla and Asoti in Haryana, at a distance of about 60 km.
The four wounded said Hindustan Times Khaddawli, a small village in the district of Faridabad in Haryana, the attackers called them back and “meat eaters” “antinational” threw the cap to the ground, grabbed his beards and taquenés have with terms such as “Mulla”.
Junaid brother Hashim and his father, Jalaluddin, are in shock.
“Junaid was so happy that he would be formally praised for his Eid success.
Since Ramzan has begun, and Hashim had recited the Koran every day to the mosque. They wanted to look good, so they are especially going to buy a new Jama Masjid garment.
His mother asked them to look for the best sewaiyan and sweets to serve at the festival. He promised to go home early, but that hit the target was his body.
How could these people be so cruel to have traversed my son’s body like that, “said Jallaluddin, Junaid’s father.
“He was not a child, he was only 16. How could they hate us so much that we have so brutally killed ourselves?
Upon arriving at the place, my son Hashim was sitting at the station with Junaid’s body soaked with blood in his lap, “he said, when he was comforted intermittently by the villagers Khadwali, Haryana.
Jallaluddin Ballabgarh had arrived at the station to pick up his son so they could open the fast together, but by the time he arrived, the train was gone.
“Sakir (older brother Junaid who boarded the train at Ballabgarh after being informed of the attack) called me saying that he was going to the station to pick up the children. He asked me to go the station as well.
He never told me there was a problem. When I got to the station, the train was gone. When I could not locate the boys they called me for Sakir, he did not take the call.
Junaid Hashim, and they did not choose. I thought the kids had to be gone. I knew they were fighting for their lives, “he said.
Saira Junaid’s mother was not aware of the news of her son’s death. On Friday morning, he was not informed.
When the women of the village began the visit to comfort her, she wonders why they are there.
“Women have always come to ask me questions about Junaid. I wondered why he is referred to in the past.
Nobody told me it was not. How could they hide, she said, fighting back tears.
“I knew that when his body came home this morning.
When he did not come home last night, I asked his father to find out where he was, but no one answered me, “he said.
Saira said she would never be able to celebrate the Eid party. “This time it was special. My son became Hafiz.
The Conservatives. And a day later, I lost it. How can it be justified? How can I cope with this loss? “