Nido Taniam’s death: how can post-mortem take so much time in Delhi, court asks police
Delhi High Court today said it was “dissatisfied” with the police report on Nido Taniam, who died last week after being beaten by shopkeepers at a south Delhi market.
The court was reportedly unhappy that the report did not include post-mortem findings.
“If a post-mortem report takes 15 days in Delhi, what will happen in other places?”, the court asked the police, directing them to come with a fresh report.
The police and doctors say the autopsy has not established whether Nido, 20, died of his injuries from the beating. (Blog: “You bloody chinky” – we hear this everyday)
Nido, an Arunachal Pradesh student who was vacationing in Delhi, was attacked on Wednesday at a confectionery shop in Lajpat Nagar, where he and his friends had reportedly stopped to ask for directions. (Nido Taniam’s death: the guilty must be hanged, states Arvind Kejriwal)
The student was beaten up with rods and sticks allegedly by a group of men who ridiculed his appearance and his dyed hair. Nido had allegedly broken a glass display case in anger, when he was attacked.
His medical report said he died of a swelling in his brain and excess fluid in his lungs. Doctors say a detailed viscera report will reveal the cause of his death.
The police say they had negotiated a settlement and Nido then went to his sister’s home where he was found dead in his bed the next day.
Nido’s family alleges that he died of his external and internal injuries that they said had been confirmed by doctors.