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Arunachal student case: Rijiju urges K'taka Govt. to initiate strong action

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday said that he has urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led to take strong action in student's case where the lad from the north-eastern state was allegedly assaulted by his landlord and later forced to lick his shoes for using excessive water.

Rijiju told ANI that the Police is taking steps to reach out the people from north-east and added that the Home Ministry has been issuing advisories to the state governments for ensuring safety of the north-eastern people.

"Police is taking steps to reach out to North-East people. I've urged the for strong action in Arunachal student's case," said Rijiju.

"The Home Ministry has been issuing advisories to the state governments for safety and stringent actions if there's any attack on North-East people," he added.

Higio Gungtey, 22, was allegedly assaulted by his landlord Hemanth Kumar on March 6 after an argument over the usage of water.

According to reports, the other tenants in Kumar's building complained of water shortage due to excessive use of water by the victim.

Reportedly, the owner was drunk when the incident occurred.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 14:16 IST
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