Nido Taniam’s parents meet Rahul Gandhi; one more arrested

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Parents of Nido Taniam on Tuesday met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi here, a day after the city police informed the Delhi High Court that the 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh student died because of “serious” internal injuries in the head.

Meanwhile, one more person has been arrested in Taniam’s killing case. Police have told the Delhi court that murder charges have been slapped against four accused.

Taniam’s parents met Gandhi at his Tughlak Road residence here this morning and alleged police negligence in the case and demanded stringent action against the policemen.

They also demanded steps be taken to curb discrimination against the people from northeastern states.

“We have apprised Rahulji about our feelings. First of all we have requested him to punish the people who are involved in killing my son. Number one is Delhi Police and secondly those culprits,” said Tania’a father Nido Pavitra.

“We met Rahul Gandhi and have made it clear that if initiatives are not taken by the government to curb discrimination against the North East people, then things are not going to change,” Tania’s mother told the media.

“I appeal to all businessmen that they should come forward to help the government in putting up hoardings and posters in public places against discrimination,” she added.

Rahul had earlier promised strict action over the death of Taniam.

Gandhi had promised to write to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on the issue.