Brutal assault on Arunachalee student in Delhi, CM Pema Khandu condemns

Brutal assault on Arunachalee student in Delhi, CM Pema Khandu condemns

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has strongly condemned the recent racially motivated assault on an Arunachalee student in Delhi. The victim, identified as Hongmay Ngemu, a Class 12 student at CSKM Public School in South Delhi, was brutally attacked without provocation in Kharak Rewada village on August 25.

The incident came to light when a video of the assault, showing the accused, Neelu Pradhan, physically assaulting Ngemu, went viral on social media. Ngemu sustained severe injuries to his head, leg, and arm, requiring multiple stitches on his head.

Ngemu's elder sister, who later learned of the incident, revealed that they faced difficulties when trying to register a case with the local police. Initially, they were told that the case required a medical examination of the victim, but when they visited AIIMS for the examination, they were informed that the police should accompany them.

Finally, the FIR was registered at Maidan Garhi police station, under sections 308/34 IPC, 11 days after the assault. The delay was attributed to both the medical process and concerns for their own safety.

Accused Neelu Pradhan and his friend Azar Khan had shared video clips of the assault on their Instagram accounts, which they later deactivated.

The principal of CSKM Public School also filed a complaint about the incident on August 29. However, the police claim that the victim's family and the school authorities initially refused a medical examination, resulting in a delay in the case.

Joint Commissioner of Police of the Special Police Unit for North-East Region, PN Khrimey, visited CSKM School and interacted with the victim. It is reported that the victim's statement has been recorded as investigations continue into this incident.