New Delhi, Feb 3:
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday promised strict action over the death of a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh.
Gandhi told a students’ group that he will write to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on the issue.
“We submitted a memorandum to Rahul Gandhi and he assured that he will forward the same to the home minister,” J.T. Tagam, former president of the Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, told IANS.
Nido Tania, son of Arunachal Pradesh Congress legislator Nido Pavitra, died Jan 30 after being allegedly beaten up by two shopkeepers following a row over his appearance and clothing in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar I market.
Social activist Binalakshmi Nepram also met the Congress leader along with the students.
While the students’ group has been meeting many leaders seeking speedy action, students of Delhi University held a protest demanding justice for Tania.
“It is a very sad thing that happened. The action taken by Delhi Police has been very unsatisfactory,” Mohana Mukhuty, a first year student at Jesus and Mary College, told IANS.