Rijiju unhappy with probe into assault on Arunachal man

Rijiju unhappy with probe into assault on Arunachal man

 Union Minister  of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday expressed unhappiness over the handling of the probe into the assault on a student from Arunachal Pradesh in Bengaluru, saying the investigation was “not satisfactory”.

“Action at the investigating officer level is not satisfactory. I have communicated this to the DGP of Karnataka and the commissioner of Bengaluru police,” he told PTI here.
The minister has been closely following the incident of attack on Higio Guntey, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh and is a fourth-semester student of Christ University.

Guntey was allegedly beaten and forced to lick his landlord’s shoes for using excessive water in Bengaluru on March 6.

Rijiju said he was assured of all follow-up action by senior officials of the Karnataka government in the case.

The minister appealed to police forces of all states to be more prompt in taking action if there is any incident of attack on people from the Northeast in any part of the country.

There have been protests by students from the Northeast in different parts of the country against the attack on the student from Arunachal Pradesh.