NEW DELHI, July 21 � In yet another incident of brutal killing of a Northeasterner in the national capital, a 30-year-old Manipuri man was beaten to death in Kotla Mubarakpur area of South Delhi.
Reports suggest that the man was returning from a friend�s house when a group of five-six men arrived at the spot by car and attacked him. He was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.
�We have registered a case and investigation has been taken up. He was attacked by five-six men. There was no provocation from the part of the deceased,� Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) BS Jaiswal said.
�We are trying to identify the attackers and the exact sequence of events,� he said. The victim identified as Shaloni lived in Munirka area and was presently unemployed.
Earlier this year, a similar incident had led to the death of 20-year-old student Nido Tania. Hailing from Arunanchal Pradesh, he was also beaten to death in Delhi after an altercation with shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar area. In May this year, two Northeastern students, along with a woman lawyer were assaulted in the court premises in Delhi by a mob of lawyers as they had filed a case against an advocate for molestation.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday described the alleged killing of a Manipuri youth as serious and disturbing. He assured a thorough probe into the case.
�I have just seen the report. Police has already obtained information based on video footage. I am visiting the place after the Question Hour in the Parliament. We are very serious and disturbed. The report says that it is a pre-planned attack and unprovoked. There must be some conspiracy behind it, but we are going to have a comprehensive inquiry into the matter so that we can deal with the case very effectively,� Rijiju said.