Nido Taniam’s death: Youngsters from Northeast call off protest after Delhi Police assures swift action

Northeast youngsters protested at Lajpat Nagar saying they wanted justice Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam.

New Delhi | Updated: February 1, 2014 8:12 pm
The protests come after Taniam was allegedly assaulted as he protested against a shopkeeper's taunts about his physical appearance. The protests come after Taniam was allegedly assaulted as he protested against a shopkeeper’s taunts about his physical appearance.

A day after the death of a teenage student from Arunachal Pradesh, who was beaten by shopkeepers of Lajpat Nagar market in the national capital, several youngsters from the Northeast who staged protests on Saturday for justice have now called it off after Delhi Police assured swift action in the case.

Speaking to reporters, one of the students, who was a part of the protests, said they did not intend to fight but were seeking justice for Nido Taniam. He said that those who come from northeastern states of the country respect others and expect the same in return.

The protests come after Taniam was allegedly assaulted as he protested against a shopkeeper’s taunts about his physical appearance. Friends of 19-year-old Nido Taniam last saw him alive at 6 am on Thursday after he had spent a sleepless night, agitated about the previous evening’s incident, and complaining of uneasiness and pain in the chest. The friends assumed he had drifted to sleep after that, but got worried around noon, when they took him to AIIMS. He was declared dead at the hospital. Friends and relatives said Nido, a B.Sc student at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, had come to Delhi some days ago. Nido was the son of Nido Pavitra, a Congress MLA and parliamentary secretary in the health and family welfare department of the government of Arunachal Pradesh.

On Wednesday afternoon, Nido was in Lajpat Nagar market with a friend. They stopped at Rajasthan Paneer Bhandar in A block to ask for directions. The victim’s friends have alleged that in response, the shopkeeper passed a rude comment about his clothes and the colour of his hair, called him “chinki”, and laughed at him along with some other people at the shop. This allegedly provoked Nido to bang his fist on the shop counter, which shattered the glass and triggered a scuffle between him and the shopkeeper.

According to Nightham Apam, one of Nido’s friends, the shopkeeper and six other men threw chilli powder in Nido’s eyes and beat him. “Nido was beaten with a wooden stick. They also slapped him several times across his face. The shopkeeper called the PCR, and the local police too reached the spot. Both parties were taken to the police station, where police brokered a settlement, and made Nido and his friend shell out Rs 10,000 to pay for the damage at the shop,” Nightham said.

The matter, however, did not end here. According to Nightham, a few hours later, men from the shop cornered Nido at the end of a narrow road and beat him again. Police said Nido complained to them after the second incident, and both parties were taken to the police station again. They were made to submit written apologies before being let off.

Nido then went to the Green Park Extension home of a relative where he was staying. Friends and relatives who were present at the AIIMS mortuary on Friday afternoon alleged that he died after suffering internal injuries during the beating. “His friends have told me that he slept around 6 am after complaining of uneasiness. They advised him to go to the hospital but he refused, saying he would rather rest at home. When he did not  wake up until noon, his friends got worried and took him to hospital where he was declared dead,” Nido’s uncle Apil said.

Apil said doctors at AIIMS had told him that “there was water in his lungs”. “We have filed a complaint saying this was murder. Nido was beaten but police made him pay money to the shopkeepers. Why was no case registered?” said Nightham. On Friday evening, police detained the two owners of the shop, Farhan and Akram, and recovered chilli powder and a stick from the shop. They also registered a case of murder at the Lajpat Nagar police station. “We are interrogating the suspects. The investigation is on,” the special commissioner of police (Law and Order) said.

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    An assamese
    Feb 1, 2014 at 10:09 am
    Delhiwala has no knowledge about their country. They dont know geography and history. North east peoples are not ordinary. YOU FOOllllllllllllllllllllllls !!
    1. B
      Feb 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm
      really shameless behavior for our North eastern brothers and sister, we call them i and one day China might just take them away from us!! Respect for all my northeastern biradrs !!
      1. R
        Feb 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm
        Fudge those who killed him. Pack the Marwaris Rajasthanis back to where they come from. Desert Ni-g-g-er
        1. Satish Chandra
          Feb 1, 2014 at 10:43 am
          (Jan 31 ‘14) I have shown that five thousand thermonuclear warheads of two hundred kilotons each targeted at the four thousand largest potion centers of the United States -- the larger cities will have more than one warhead igned to them -- will have a total yield of one thousand megatons, that is the combined yield of twenty of the fifty-megaton hydrogen bomb the Soviet Union once tested and these five thousand warheads will do a good job of destroying the United States (NuclearSupremacyForIndiaOverUSDOTblogspotDOTcom ). Once the cover up of the news and views of India’s leadership is lifted, the genocidal intent and behavior of the United States toward India will be clear.(Jan 26 ‘14) Far from canceling military exercises with the United States, the traitors in New Delhi are going ahead with Malabar naval exercises and have invited an to join in. You do not hold exercises with a country you have to destroy coast-to-coast. The first step is the simultaneous destruction of Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block by India’s nuclear forces.(Jan. 22 ‘14) RAW murdered Sunanda Pushkar on Manmohan Singh’s order: she said she took the “crimes” of Shashi Tharoor in IPL upon herself and she will not put up with it and was about to reveal the crimes which would have been a blow to the scandal-ridden UPA government and so RAW was ordered to murder her. The BJP is silent because of its former president (the fat guy) killing a young girl after raping her and every one covering it up like Sunanda Pushkar’s murder and everyone covering up the crimes of CIA-RAW, with the help of 24-satellite surveillance for the past 37 years, against Satish Chandra to keep India poor, weak and enslaved, to continue their rape of Mother India.(Jan. 20 ‘14) Re the “successful” test of the Agni IV missile today: I have been saying for many years ( IndianAirFircePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom ) that the U.S. can control the digital circuitry in any equipment, even if it is not connected to the outside world via the Internet, etc., by microwave signals from satellites. Now others are also saying that (“NSA can spy on offline computers wirelessly, says security expert”, CBS News, Dec 30 2013). The U.S. can make India’s missiles crash whenever it wants to. India’s only defence is exploding the nuclear warheads I have had India’s nuclear forces emplace in Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destro if there any retaliation or sign of retaliation.(Jan. 19 ‘14) Neither Agni I nor Agni II or Agni III or Agni IV or Agni V make India dominant over the U.S.; only exploding India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation, does. Missiles will be useful after dominance has been established. But missile tests must not become a subsute for exploding India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York; without exploding those warheads, they will remain inferior Indian s and slaves of the white mandians as a rule are inferior Indian s unfit to talk about strategic matters, especially if it involves the White Master in any way, which it always does. That is why in his 'Mein Kampf' Adolf Hitler said "As for India, I would rather see India under the British than under any one else". It is not just that a handful of the British from half way around the world ruled India for centuries; a lot of other people from various countries did that for a thousand years before that.A modern day Babar will start each day by killing a million Indians before breakfast every morning, though some think three million will be better (this number can be herded into fairly small extermination circles and then a neutron bomb exploded over them). The British killed over ten million Indians (by gun and sword not famine) in just the ten years after 1857 in just Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar and the killings continued right up to 1947 as seen in the example of a Sikh body guard riding in a jeep with the British viceroy gunning down any Indian, man woman or child, that came in view on either side of the road. For the slavery of present day Indians, see their behavior toward the greatest Indian of all time in the final paragraph and for the CIA Director’s and K. Subrahmanyam’s offer to him of one crore rupees combined with threats, see HaydenSubrahmanyamDOTblogspotDOTcom .I am an Indian, but as far above the other Indians as they may be above roaches.(Jan 8 ‘14) A professor of philosophy at New York’s Baruch College once sat down opposite me in Au Bon Pain café in Harvard Square and the first words he said to me were “Maybe you are an Avatar”. Was there something so extra-ordinary in my appearance that made him say that? Others have said similar things. In view of the paragraph below, what they say seems to have some merit. Let us take what they say seriously. Let the word go out that Satish Chandra is an Avatar (Incarnation) and India’s legitimate ruler. (Jan 9 ‘14) A couple hours after I sent the above, a post on Bharat-Rakshak said “There is indeed a God looking after India”. Well, you have to obey God, sing his praises and celebrate the life of an Avatar. This Avatar has already said that Americans deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria; you are yet to arrest American consular staff -- and ambador -- who helped someone with criminal charges against him flee Indian justice. Immediately upon my reference to arresting the American ambador, the Americans gave diplomatic immunity to the Indian diplomat and let her fly home the same day (Jan 9 ‘14). Now let us deal with the Americans’ crimes against this Avatar (paragraph below).The U.S. has successfully dela by about thirty years the development of India’s cryogenic engine -- a tiny example of incomparably greater sabotage: ""India's greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, doent creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically hared and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and partition of India's RAW and India's C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media -- to keep India poor, weak and enslaved" and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S.; see my blog led 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the le; my biography can be found in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 2014 and earlier editions." One nuclear explosion on Ramlila Grounds where the uninformed mes gather by the hundreds of thousands at the rallies of Kejriwal, Modi, etc. will take care of their por support but, instead, one nuclear explosion on RAW headquarters and one on South Block - North Block will destroy traitors, including Kejriwal, sponsored by CIA-RAW while it suppresses Satish Chandra who can make India the supreme military and economic power in the world immediately by destroying Washington and New York simultaneously with RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation; his proposal about money will make India the most prosperous nation in the world within about ten years but it will be militarily dominant immediately on the destruction of Washington and New York and will be able to dictate in economic matters also immediately on the destruction of Washington and New York such as by having Americans work as slave labor for India -- although the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States will take precedence over having Americans work as slave labor; I have shown that Americans deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria. With its nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities, India has the means right now to make all U.S. presidents -- past and present -- present themselves in India to be whipped and hanged, by warning that Washington and New York will be destro if the U.S. fails to obey and additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation. Filthy s of the Indian government such as the Commerce and Industry Minister and the Foreign Minister insist on putting “the extremely valuable partnership” with the United States above all else; they have a partnership with the United States in raping Mother India -- they pull apart and hold open the entrances to the cavities of Mother India which the United States then rapes. They deserve death even more than Ratan Tata about whom I wrote: “Ratan Tata should be whipped and hanged for giving $50 million to Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist was publicly tortured for being an Indian and to keep India poor, weak and enslaved”. I have described -- IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom -- the war waged with the help of 24-hour satellite surveillance for the past 37 years against the only Indian who is an obstacle to the Americans’ rape of India.Satish Chandra5am
          1. S
            Feb 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm
            This is racial discrimination. Its saddening to see in today's world!Whatever happened to unity in diversity?
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