New Delhi, Jan 31 IANS | 9 months ago

Condemning the death of a 19-year-old youngster, son of an Arunachal Pradesh legislator, the Delhi government Friday said a magisterial enquiry will be initiated into it.

"The Delhi government strongly condemns the murderous assault... We are working on ordering a magisterial inquiry into this death, which is not only tragic but raises serious questions on the alleged beating reportedly in public view," the government said in a statement.

Nido Taniam, son of Nido Pavitra, a Congress legislator, was allegedly assaulted by shopkeepers in what is being termed as a "racial attack" in south Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area Wednesday. He succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed Education Minister Manish Sisodia to probe the matter and revert with details.

The Aam Aadmi Party earlier blamed Delhi Police for the death. "The way police picked him up and then again dropped him on the same spot needs to be looked into.

"Delhi Police will have to take the responsibility to stop such incidents," said party spokesperson Dilip Pandey.

(Posted on 01-02-2014)

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