Two Serious Injured, One Admitted in ICU
No FIR Registered, No Action to Arrest the Culprits
New Delhi, February 27, 2013
Ten North East students attacked at Delhi, two seriously injured, and one admitted in ICU. Delhi Police delayed in registering FIR and no action taken to apprehend the culprits. The racial attack on North East India continues in the national capital. In active of Delhi police is the matter of concern.
According to the source reaching to the North East Helpline, ten North East boys from Manipur were attacked by a group of unknown people on 24 February night in Delhi University campus. While they were returning after dropping one of their friends in DU hostel, a group numbering 8 to 9 people came from behind attacked on them with sticks. When they raised their voice and tried to defend themselves, the culprits fled from the spot. Two of them suffer seriously and one still in Intensive Care Unit, while others suffered.
They received first AID from DU clinic, and then referred to Hindu Rao Hospital, where the admission was denied, then latter taken to St. Parmanant Hospital. The Doctors on Duty at St Parmanant Hospital informed Police and the police took the statement from the victims. A medical legal case is registered at the hospital.
A group of student from Manipur went to Maurice Nagar Police Station to register the complaint in written. The police official has taken the footage of CCTV installed at the place where the incident took place. The police have shown the footage to the students who went to registered the complaint. The police have given assurance to arrest the culprits.
NE Helpline has contacted the Maurice Police Station and found out that no FIR is registered until the filing of this report. Delay in registering the FIR and inactive of Delhi police is the matter of the concern for the North East communities living in Delhi and NCR, who have been constantly targeted for racial attack and sexual violence.
North East Helpline appeals to the Delhi police to register the case against the attackers as per the instruction given by Union Home Ministry in 2012 to book the racial attackers under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocity Act and appeals the Delhi Government to compensate to the victims.
North East Support Centre & Helpline (www.nehelpline.net) is combined initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists, and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to women, North East People, and tribal communities of different states.