New Delhi, Feb 4 IBNS | 11 months ago

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said it will initiate a magisterial probe into the death of an Arunachal Pradesh student, who succumbed to his injuries after being allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in South Delhi.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to give reasons for seeking amagisterial probe into the death of the youth.

On Jan 31, Kejriwal recommended to Jung to order a magisterial probe into how the youth, Nido Taniam, died following an attack on him by some shopkeepers at a market at Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi and how the police responded to the incident.

In what appears to be yet another violent attack on a member of the Northeast community, the 18-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh studying in Delhi died on Jan 30 from beatings by several shopkeepers in a market area of Lajpat Nagar in the national capital on Jan 29 evening, said reports.

Nido Taniam, had got engaged in an altercation on Jan 29 with some people in the market after he was teased for his hairstyle leading to a fight.

The glass of a shop had broken leading to more violence in which the boy was mercilessly beaten up leading to his death the next day. He was found dead in his room.

Activists alleged that police apathy also caused the death since though cops came but did not rescue him. He died of internal injuries, said reports.

The victims' friends were also there when the altercation occurred. Activists said police had brokered a peace first but then did not act. The boy was asked to pay Rs 10,000/- first but then why he was again beaten and left there was not clear.

(Posted on 04-02-2014)

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