Junaid Khan’s father who suffered heart attack, undergoes successful surgery, currently stable


Jalaluddin Khan, 46, father of late Junaid Khan (who was lynched by a mob on a train at Ballabhgarh in Haryana in June this year), suffered a heart attack on Monday evening.

He had been admitted to a hospital in Noida at 11pm on Sep 18, as informed by hospital’s PRO. Chhaya Malhotra, spokesperson of Metro Hospital at Noida Sector 12 informed Hindustan Times, that the condition of Jalaluddin Khan was stable.

Junaid Khan

“Jalaluddin was admitted to our hospital due to a heart attack. Doctors are attending to him as of now,” Chhaya said.

As informed by the hospital staff, Jalaluddin would be undergoing an operation soon. The estimated cost for his treatment will be Rs. 1.90 Lakh for angioplasty and Rs. 60k for his hospitalization. However, no amount had been submitted by the family until last night.

“We have done angiography on the patient and doctors have noticed a blockage problem in his heart. The patient is responding at the moment and we are feeding him as well,” said the staff.

“After Junaid was killed, our lives changed completely. Jalaluddin was under lot of stress and his condition deteriorated after the court released one of the accused and reduced his charges,” said Saira, his wife.

On Tuesday, the angioplasty of Jalaluddin Khan has been successfully completed, as confirmed by his other son. Stents were used for two arteries that had a complete blockage. Khan also had partial blockage which has been taken care of.

Some well wishers along with the family are trying their best to get the hospital charges waived off or at least get a partial waiver relief to the already aggrieved family. However charges of stent and other consumables will have to be borne on actuals as per the bill.

On June 22, Jalaluddin’s son Junaid Khan (15) was lynched and stabbed to death by a mob on board a Mathura-bound train when an argument over a seat turned into religious slurs.

Reportedly, because of this incident, no one in their village, Khandawali, seven km from Ballabhgarh, had got on a train for about two weeks from Junaid’s killing. However, one of the four accused, Chandra Prakash, was granted bail after the court found no direct link with the main accused in the murder.

Jalaluddin’s family members have reportedly informed the media that the father was under a lot of stress after one of the accused was granted bail. Jalaluddin had demanded death sentence for all the guilty in this case.

The brutal mob murder had led to a series of protests across India against the rise in incidents of mob violence in India. This incident had left many Muslim families numb, and left a dreadful fear while venturing out of their homes in public.


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