Arunachalee student in ICU after attack, ANSU for HM’s action


*4 arrested: Shimla SP

ITANAGAR | Nov 29 | In  a shocking incident, one Govind Niji aka Munna of Daporijo, presently pursuing architecture (5th semester) in AP Goel Shimla University in Himachal Pradesh was mercilessly beaten by a group of local students.

He was hit by iron rod several times on his head at around 9.30 pm  on November 26 last and now in ICU of PGI Medical Education & Research at Chandigarh, where his Arunachalee student friends had admitted him in an unconscious condition, All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU), in a written complaint today, drew attention of  state’s Home, RWD & Labour Minister  and  sought immediate appropriate action by the state Govt on the issue.

Strongly condemning such barbaric incident, ANSU president Toko Taka and  GS Tukbom Ligu urged him for necessary action against the guilty by taking up the matter with his counterpart Govt soon.

Meanwhile, victim’s brother-in-law Rocky Mothu, Daporijo ZPM and wildlife activist, in a signed statement here.

Informing that the victim’s parents left for Chandigarh from Guwahati today, he claimed that the police were yet launch probe into the serious matter, he said and sought his  intervention on the matter with the authority concerned.

An agency report from Shimla adds: Four students of a private university here, including three Bhutanese, were arrested today for allegedly beating a junior on Sunday night, the police said.

Munna Niji, a third-year architecture student of the varsity, was beaten up and hit on the head by them when he was returning after having dinner on November 26 night, Shimla SP Soumya Sambasivan said.

Fourth-year engineering students, Lucky Dorje (22), Kin Jog Tinley (25) and Chopel (21) from Bhutan, and Tashi alias Sonu (26) from Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba have been arrested, he said.

Niji, a resident of Arunachal Pradesh, was admitted to the IGMC hospital here after the incident and later referred to the PGI in Chandigarh, they said.

The arrests were made after the investigating officer went to Chandigarh and recorded the victim’s statement, the SP said. They have been booked under relevant sections of IPC, including rioting and causing grievous hurt, the SP added.

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