Assault on Manipuris: Minister asks police to nab culprits
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 00:09
  
New Delhi: Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) B K Handique on Friday asked Delhi Police to immediately nab the culprits involved in an assault of a Manipuri brother-sister duo earlier this week in Munirka area of South Delhi.

Handique, condemning the incident, asked Delhi police to take the incident seriously.

A brother-sister duo hailing from Manipur were beaten allegedly by their landlord and neighbours in Munirka on Tuesday night.

"It is a matter of grave concern that the culprits are yet to be arrested after three days of the incident. However, we have full confidence on police and we have asked them to arrest the accused immediately," he said.

The incident took place around 11 pm on Tuesday when the brother objected to someone staring at them through the window. The two were assaulted allegedly by the landlord's family and neighbours following the protest. They were rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre.

The brother suffered serious head injuries and his condition is stated to be serious, the NGO said, adding that the sister suffered injuries on her head and face.

The two, whose names were not disclosed, were living in a rented accommodation for the past one year at Babulal Chowk in Munirka.

Handique said he is personally keeping a tab on the developments of the case.

Following direction from Handique, a senior officer from the Ministry of DoNER visited the victim and assured the necessary support and help from the Ministry.

The officer also met concerned police officials to take stock of the progress of the case.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 00:09


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