Protest in Delhi against Arunachal Pradesh student's death
Updated: February 01, 2014 14:12 IST
Nido Taniam, a 20-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh was beaten by 5-6 men in the Lajpat Nagar market on Wednesday. He was found dead the next day in his bedroom.
Nearly 2000 protesters gathered at a market in South Delhi today to demand justice for Nido Taniam, a 20-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh who was found dead in his bedroom hours after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of 5-6 men. His attackers allegedly included shopkeepers from this market.
Among the protesters at Lajpat Nagar today were members from the North East students' union, All India Students' Association and Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union. "We want justice," they chanted as they marched towards the police station.
His friends and family have alleged a hate crime. Amid outrage, the police have registered a murder case against "unknown persons" and have reportedly detained one man.
Officials at the hospital where the autopsy was conducted say physical injuries have been found, but it cannot be concluded whether they caused Nido's death. The detailed report is expected on Monday.
Nido, whose father is a Congress law-maker in the Arunachal Pradesh legislature, was studying in Jalandhar and had travelled to Delhi for a holiday.
The Aam Aadmi Party has blamed the Delhi Police for his death saying it has to "take the responsibility to stop such incidents." Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says a magistrate will investigate the case as well. Union Home Ministry has sought a detailed report from Delhi Police over the incident.