BJP condemns `barbaric` attack on Arunachal student

Last Updated: Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 00:15

New Delhi: Condemning the fatal attack on a North-East student in the national capital, BJP on Friday demanded a thorough probe into the incident and asked Delhi government to take strict action against the attackers and police and ensure steps for the safety of students from the region.

"The death of a North East student in New Delhi after being beaten up is barbaric and condemnable. Such incidents do not help us as a nation," BJP leader Arun Jaitley said.

BJP Spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi while condemning the incident said, "It is very unfortunate. Delhi government should take adequate steps to ensure the safety of students of North-Eastern states studying in Delhi."
Former BJP President Nitin Gadkari also condemned the killing and demanded a thorough probe.

Expressing deep shock over the incident, BJP`s North-East Sampark Cell convener Sunil Deodhar demanded a probe into the brutal act and strict action against the attackers as well as police for their alleged inaction.

Making a fervent appeal to the people of North East to not give this incident a racist colour, he made a strong appeal to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take a serious action against those responsible for the crime.

Nido Tania, son of Arunachal Congress MLA and Parliamentary Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Department, Nido Pavitra, died yesterday after he was allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar following an altercation sparked by their taunts on his hairstyle.
Police have registered a case of murder in connection with the death of Tania as the incident sparked a furore with allegations of discrimination against people from the region.

Two shopkeepers were arrested this evening in the case as police faced flak for alleged inaction. Delhi government also recommended a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

The relatives of the youth, who was a BA first year student at a private university, alleged that he had an altercation with some shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi on Wednesday after they made fun of his hairstyle, following which they allegedly thrashed him.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 00:15

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