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CBI Files Chargesheet Against Seven in Nido Tania Death Case

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) today filed a charge sheet 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 New Delhi today, in which CBI has alleged that seven persons were involved in the assault on Tania.

The 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 will be carried out by the Juvenile Justice Board, the agency said.

Son of Congress MLA Nido Pavibtra from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Tania, a BA first year student in a private university, had an altercation with some shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar in 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 the Indian Penal Code (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 from the Delhi Police to the CBI 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.

The 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 a glass counter, and that there were no weapon used in the attack other than a stick which was found.

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