New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against seven people, including three juveniles, in connection with the death of 19-year-old Northeast student Nido Tania, son of an Arunachal Pradesh MLA, and said the victim was killed after an altercation over breaking of a glass counter.
The charge sheet was filed in a chief metropolitan court in which CBI has alleged seven persons were involved in the assault on Tania.
CBI has pressed charges of culpable homicide, illegal confinement and offences under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against Farman, Pawan, Sunder and Sunny Uppal, the agency alleged.
The proceedings against the three juveniles would be carried out by the Juvenile Justice Board, the agency said.
Son of Congress legislator Nido Pavibtra from Arunachal Pradesh, Tania, a BA first year student in a private university, had an altercation with some shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi on January 29 this year after they made fun of his hairstyle, following which they allegedly thrashed him.
He was found dead the next day at his residence. Delhi police have already slapped murder charges against four persons in connection with the case.
The police had informed a local court that it had booked accused Farman, Sunder, Pawan and Sunny Uppal under section 302 (murder) of IPC after the postmortem report revealed that Tania died of injuries to his head and face caused by a blunt object.
The case was transferred to CBI from Delhi Police for further probe after the victim’s parents had met Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, demanding speedy justice for Tania.
CBI said it had pressed for sector 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) as the death was due to sudden fight which was precipitated due to breaking of glass counter and that there no weapon used in the attack was found other than a stick.