New Delhi/Itanagar, 31 Jan (Times Now/UNI): A college student from Arunachal Pradesh was allegedly beaten to death at Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi, Times Now reported. According to the victim’s relatives, the incident took place on the evening of January 29 and he succumbed to injuries the day after. An autopsy on the body took place at AIIMS on Friday. According to reports, Tania was searching a residential address in Lajpat Nagar when a local resident commented on his hair colour. It was followed by an argument and scuffle.
Sources said that the police took away the boy from the spot, but dropped him back after some time. According to reports, Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, along with his friends, had gone to Lajpat Nagar market on Wednesday (January 29). Taniam, a first year student, had reportedly gone to Lajpat Nagar with three friends on Wednesday afternoon, and was looking for an address when someone at a sweet shop started mocking him. Police sources say a fight erupted in which Taniam broke a glass at the shop. A group of seven or eight local men then allegedly beat him with sticks and rods. Someone called the police, which reportedly arrived at the spot and took the four students away but inexplicably dropped them back at the same place after a while.
There were allegedly beaten again, sources added. Meanwhile, the victim’s cousins have claimed that Taniam was targeted because of his hairstyle. The Aam Aadmi Party has put the onus on Delhi police over the death of Arunachal student. “Whoever is responsible for the attack on Arunachal student must be given stringent punishment,” Dilip Pandey, AAP leader, said. The shopkeeper behind the attack has been detained by the Delhi police.
Meanwhile a press release from AAPSU has said ” It’s an appeal to all the liberal citizen of Arunachal Pradesh to raise their voice against racism that is taking place in new Delhi in this regards, A peace march is going to be organized by victims family members.