The report has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Meanwhile the DCP has visited the crime scene and is gathering information. Media reports say that the North Eastern Forum and Agatha Sangma are likely to approach the home minister and the Prime Minister to look into the matter. Protests are likely to be staged in Lajpath Nagar tomorrow.
The victim's cousin, condemning the entire incident said that hare crimes against the North Eastern citizens in the state are increasing. "We are racially discriminated because of our looks. The mindset of the people have to change. We are not Chinese or Japanese, but Indians and we are as happy to celebrate India winning the Olympics as you are. We are brothers, not enemies."
Nido Taniam, a first year student, had gone to Lajpat Nagar with three friends last Wednesday and was looking for an address when he heard the man passing racial remarks. On protesting, 7-8 people joined the shopkeeper (who was asked for directions by the boy) in lynching him with iron rods and sticks. The boy was brought dead to AIIMS.