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

New Delhi [India], Mar 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday said that he has urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka Government to take strong action in Arunachal Pradesh 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 Bengaluru 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.

"Bengaluru Police is taking steps to reach out to North-East people. I've urged the Karnataka Government 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. (ANI)