Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday urged the Karnataka government to take strong action on Arunachal student case. He further informed that Bengaluru Police are taking steps to stop discrimination against northeastern people.
''The Home ministry has been issuing advisories to the state government for safety and stringent actions if there is any attack on people from the northeast,'' Rijiju said.
Higio Guntey, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh and is a fourth-semester student of Christ University, was allegedly beaten and forced to lick his house owner's shoes for using excessive water in Bengaluru on March 6. The incident came to light on March 9 after Guntey filed a police complaint against the landlord.
The house owner was identified as Hemanth Kumar and a case was registered against him on March 9 following Guntey's complaint.