New Delhi: A student from Arunachal Pradesh allegedly died after he was beaten with sticks in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area.
Nido Taniam had reportedly gone to Lajpat Nagar on January 29 in search of an address, and was allegedly mocked by someone at a shop for his hair.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Resident Commissioner Avinash Mishra said that the boy, in a fit of rage, broke a glass at the shop.
“It is a general tendency that whenever people from North-East come, people in Delhi mock them. It has become a practice. So, the boy became angry and he may have punched the glass and it cracked, for which he paid the money also. Because of this, there was a fight. He was alone, and people beat him with sticks, and he was injured,” he said.
“Police came and took him to Lajpat Nagar police station, and amicably it was settled, and the boy was handed over to his uncle, and they went home,’ he added.
Mishra further said that the boy’s friends rushed him to AIIMS the next day when he didn’t wake up, where he was declared dead.
“In the meantime, there may be some vital internal injury on his head. His friends said that he slept at night, and in the morning they realized he is still sleeping. His friends rushed him to AIIMS, they declared him dead,” he said
“It will come out in the post mortem report because it is known, and we are only anticipating that due to some injury he died,” he added.
Mishra also said that the police should act immediately after the post mortem report is out, and book the culprits responsible for such a heinous crime.
“It is a challenge to the police also that the security systems should be such that nobody should beat someone. There is cooperation from police’s side. But after the post mortem report comes, the police should act immediately so that the culprits are booked. This is a very heinous crime,’ he added.