The body of Nido Taniam, the 19-year old student from Arunachal Pradesh who died after being assaulted in the national capital, was flown to his hometown Tamen in Lower Subansiri district ton Saturday. Meanwhile, thousands joined a protest rally in Itanagar to express their anguish over the incident.
Nido’s body was flown from New Delhi to Guwahati early Saturday, after which it was taken to Ziro, the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district by chopper. From there it was taken by road to his hometown Tamen.
The burial will take place on Sunday morning. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, MPs Takam Sanjoy and Mukut Mithi and Union minister Ninong Ering are flying to Tamen tomorrow to attend the funeral.
Meanwhile, about 7,000 people took part in a protest procession taken out in Itanagar. The protesters marched through the capital town and before gathering in front of Raj Bhavan.
The group submitted a memorandum to Governor Lt-General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma demanding immediate arrest of the culprits and a fast-track trial.
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Arunachal Pradesh (West) Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjay said the three MPs from the state as also the MPs from other North-eastern states would leave no stone unturned to ensure justice to the victim’s family and exemplary punishment to the culprits.
“We will mee the Prime Minister and the Home Minister on February 5 when we get back to New Delhi for Parliament session,” Sanjay said.
Governor Sharma has asked state DGP to take up the matter with the Delhi Police to expedite the investigation and bring the culprits to book.