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Attack on Arunachal student: I felt bad, says Pune police chief Rashmi Shukla

Police failed to lodge any complaint in this case when Todo had rushed to the Chaturshringi Police Station soon after the incident.

Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla at the Idea Exchange in  the Indian Express Office.
Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla at the Idea Exchange in the Indian Express Office.

PUNE police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla said that she felt bad about the incident of some unidentified miscreants attacking a 17-year-old Arunachal student Takam Todo on the premises of Government Polytechnic on Ganesh Khind Road. A group of miscreants who were enjoying liquor party on the college ground allegedly attacked Todo after his torchlight accidentally flashed on them around 9 pm on August 14.

Police failed to lodge any complaint in this case when Todo had rushed to the Chaturshringi Police Station soon after the incident. Asked about this attack, Rashmi Shukla, during an Idea Exchange with The Indian Express said, “I felt very bad about the incident but you cannot say that every policeman is bad. There may be some who are insensitive, which is there in every society. I am not defending them. But police is not insensitive about it.”

Shukla also assured that she will look into issues related to safety and security of residents of North-East India living in Pune.

Meanwhile, after a delay of six days, the Chaturshringi Police lodged a first information report (FIR) in this case on August 20. Police sub inspector RA Godse, who is investigating the case, said, “We are searching for the assailants. No arrests have been made so far. Probe is on.”

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The Indian Express reported about the attack on August 19. And on August 20, an FIR was registered against unidentified persons under Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by means of dangerous weapons or means).