Itanagar: Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy today demanded immediate arrest and trial of culprits involved in murder of a student from the state in New Delhi.

Nido Taniam, son of Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra has reportedly been beaten to death in Lagpat Nagar area of South Delhi.

“Even after 48-hours of the incident the police failed to arrest the culprits involved in the crime, which exposed the discriminatory attitude of the people from mainland India towards the people of North East,” Sanjoy said.

“This is not a new incident…. several such incidents have been reported earlier where students of NE are victimised and we have taken adequate steps to sensitize the people … Even I raised the issue several times in the parliaments,” Sanjoy said while condemning the incident.

He said, he was shocked to learn that the Lajpat Nagar police delayed in registering the FIR and even did not arrest the culprits.

Tania, a BA first year student of private university, had gone to Lajpat Nagar with his friends on Wednesday last and was looking for an address when a person at a sweet shop started mocking him.

Following this, fight erupted between them during which Tania was assaulted with sticks and rods by eight men.

Tania died of injuries in his room in Green Park Extension on Thursday.

The police say his body was taken for a post mortem at the AIIMS hospital.

The postmortem report revealed serious internal injury.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) along with several other organisations of the state condemned the incident and demanded the Delhi government to arrest the culprits immediately and to punish them severely.

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