Nido Taniam died due to severe beating: Autopsy report.

New Delhi: The post-mortem report of Arunachal teen Nido Taniam, who was allegedly mercilessly beaten by shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar area, has
stated severe beating as the cause of death. The report further stated that the teen had nine injuries on his body which were caused by blunt
trauma. He also had severe wounds on head and face which later caused the death, according to the report. The parents of the victim plan to meet Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Shusheel Kumar Shinde. The accused in the case will now be tried for
murder. While police has arrested three accused, three others are still absconding. The son of Congress MLA Nido Pavitra was declared dead in
hospital a day after he was allegedly beaten by the shopkeepers. The Delhi High Court had taken suo moto
cognisance of Taniam’s death and asked the state, Centre and Delhi government to file report on the
incident. The Delhi police submitted Nido’s autopsy report to high court today. The incident took place when the teen had approached shopkeepers asking them for direction. However, they got into an altercation after the shopkeepers allegedly made fun of his hairstyle and passed racist comments. Furious students from northeast had protested against the racial discrimination in the national capital.

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