Your son’s death is a blot on society, guilty will be punished: Sonia to Arunachal MLA

Cops detain another 3, send team to UP.

New Delhi | Published:February 3, 2014 1:32 am
Is tarah ke ghatnayen puray samaaj ke liye kalank hai, said Sonia. Is tarah ke ghatnayen puray samaaj ke liye kalank hai, said Sonia.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday wrote to the father of Nido Taniam, the 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh who became a victim of hate crime in the capital and died of injuries after he was allegedly assaulted by several persons in Lajpat Nagar.

In her letter to the victim’s father, Nido Pavitra, a Congress MLA from Arunachal Pradesh, the UPA chairperson promised that strong action would be taken against those involved in the incident. Calling such incidents a blot on society, Sonia said, “Is tarah ke ghatnayen puray samaaj ke liye kalank hai.”

Last Wednesday, Taniam, a B.Sc student at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, was assaulted by a group of men in Lajpat Nagar. He died a day later. He had come to Delhi a few days before the incident.

Following protests across the city and other parts of the country, Delhi Police has asked senior IPS officer Robin Hibu, also from Arunachal Pradesh, to deal with various students’ groups protesting in the city.

On Sunday, several students’ bodies held protests at Jantar Mantar, demanding the suspension of  police officers who they alleged had mishandled the case, resulting in the death of Taniam. A candlelight vigil was also organised at Jantar Mantar. Protests were also organised at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The AISA-led students’ union at JNU held a protest march on campus against racial discrimination against people from Northeastern states.

Police said they had detained three more persons and were investigating their roles. A police team has also been sent to Uttar Pradesh, where two men, who allegedly assaulted the victim on Wednesday, are believed to have fled after the incident.

Police are yet to make any arrests and are awaiting the autopsy report, which is expected on Monday. Police officers investigating the case said the viscera and post-mortem report would give them vital leads.

Taniam was on his way to a friend’s house in Lajpat Nagar when he got into a scuffle with several men, who commented on his appearance. Police were informed but both sides were let off after a compromise. Taniam was found dead at his relative’s house in Green Park Extension the following day.

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    Samanya Aadmi
    Feb 4, 2014 at 1:30 am
    OMG. What a big Teeka? Elections must be in the air!
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      Samanya Aadmi
      Feb 3, 2014 at 5:07 am
      Why this Big Tikka. Is election in the air?
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        Samanya Aadmi
        Feb 3, 2014 at 5:07 am
        Why this Big Tikka. Is election in the air?
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          Ankit raj
          Feb 3, 2014 at 5:47 am
          its a shame for w india. but its not a regional issue, its just a co incident.
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            Ninad
            Feb 3, 2014 at 11:02 am
            What do u mean regional??? Its clear racial incident.... It needs to be condemned.
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              Ninad
              Feb 3, 2014 at 11:02 am
              What do u mean regional??? Its clear racial incident.... It needs to be condemned.
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                aneel
                Feb 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm
                Mrs sonia hi may I remind you that you are the head of the society at present
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                  aria
                  Feb 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm
                  dude..these people from UP and Haryana ...are always in the news for wrong reasons...Why can not their GOV do something for them so that they do not come to delhi and make Delhi a better place?
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                    aria
                    Feb 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm
                    dude..these people from UP and Haryana ...are always in the news for wrong reasons...Why can not their GOV do something for them so that they do not come to delhi and make Delhi a better place?
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                      luuke
                      Feb 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm
                      Delhi is a dump and sc u m of the earth....People of Delhi better watch out when they set foot in other states of India and I know there are loads of states in India....If dish out you should learn to receive too....Let the games begin....
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                        luuke
                        Feb 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm
                        Delhi is a dump and sc u m of the earth....People of Delhi better watch out when they set foot in other states of India and I know there are loads of states in India....If dish out you should learn to receive too....Let the games begin....
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                          ATAN
                          Feb 3, 2014 at 3:42 am
                          WHAT ABOUT NON-TRIBALS IN MEGHALAYA BURNT ALIVE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
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                            ATAN
                            Feb 3, 2014 at 3:42 am
                            WHAT ABOUT NON-TRIBALS IN MEGHALAYA BURNT ALIVE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
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                              SRIRAMA
                              Feb 3, 2014 at 11:54 am
                              This incident is a side effect of congress rule since independence. For many years the north eastern states were cut off from national mainstream and congress party used to give indirect support to those forces who brain washed the people in northern states. suppose these people would have been in national main stream, there would not be any discrimination,these incidents would have not happened....
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                                SRIRAMA
                                Feb 3, 2014 at 11:54 am
                                This incident is a side effect of congress rule since independence. For many years the north eastern states were cut off from national mainstream and congress party used to give indirect support to those forces who brain washed the people in northern states. suppose these people would have been in national main stream, there would not be any discrimination,these incidents would have not happened....
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                                  Natarajan
                                  Feb 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm
                                  Fact is - Delhi people are very crude. When I first moved to Delhi, the first thing I noticed in public bus was many people using vulgar/crude language openly and no one batted an eye-lid. If it was some other city in the West/East/South India, the guy would have been chided. The behaviour reflects the language.
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                                    Natarajan
                                    Feb 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm
                                    Fact is - Delhi people are very crude. When I first moved to Delhi, the first thing I noticed in public bus was many people using vulgar/crude language openly and no one batted an eye-lid. If it was some other city in the West/East/South India, the guy would have been chided. The behaviour reflects the language.
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                                      david
                                      Feb 3, 2014 at 10:59 am
                                      Its a blot of Frangi so called sonia because the delhi police is under her.
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                                        david
                                        Feb 3, 2014 at 10:59 am
                                        Its a blot of Frangi so called sonia because the delhi police is under her.
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                                          Dakshini Sharma
                                          Feb 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm
                                          The ault on the Arunachal student is strongly condemned. The root cause is to be identified & the problem addressed accordingly. Unlawful activities against the indian citizens in the N E states too need to be stopped forthwith. There are incidents galore of this kind in N E hill states.
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                                            Dakshini Sharma
                                            Feb 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm
                                            The ault on the Arunachal student is strongly condemned. The root cause is to be identified & the problem addressed accordingly. Unlawful activities against the indian citizens in the N E states too need to be stopped forthwith. There are incidents galore of this kind in N E hill states.
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