9th Oct 2019 10:10:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

NAHARLAGUN, Oct 9: Hundreds of non- APST people basically from the business community resorted to protest following the death of one person on Tuesday last.
Agitating people demanded justice for the deceased Dinesh Sahani, (30) who was allegedly beaten to death by a local person following a vehicle mishap.
Superintendent of Police, Capital region, Tumme Amo  informed that accused has been already arrested and a case  No. 169/19 302 IPC has been registered.
The incident happened on October 8 at around 6 pm near the Naharlagun helipad  when late Sahani along with 11 others were coming back after Durga idol immersion and bumped into a Scorpio, driven by G Punio, according to a statement issued by Capital Complex, Superintendent of Police(SP), Tumme Amo.
Moreover, the driver of the pick-up truck didn’t stop and made an attempt to flee the scene. In the rush, the pick-up truck also rammed into a scooty, thereafter a hitting a wall before coming to a halt, the SP added.
Later the deceased Dinesh Sahani complaint about some health issues and he was taken to TRIHMS by his relatives, however on arrival at TRIHMS, the doctor declared him brought dead.
‘No communal issues must be made out of this incident which unfortunately took place due to accident. However, the incident should have been reported to the police instead of taking law in his own, said SP while adding that the investigation is going on.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Student's Union (AAPSU) has vehemently condemned the forceful closure of shops, disruption of vehicular movement and illegal protest rally in Naharlagun today. While the AAPSU strongly condemns the death of Dinesh Sahani after being assaulted, the union has also taken strong exception to such illegal rally in the market areas of Naharlagun and forceful closure of shops by participants of the rally even after the culprits have been arrested by Police, it said.
As per witness accounts and videos submitted to the AAPSU, these protestors had assembled in large numbers in various parts of Naharlagun and tried to create disturbances and communal disharmony in the state.

Why was the Police and District administration silent when such illegal activities was being organized in broad daylight by the protesters in name of seeking justice when the culprits have already been apprehended?, it questioned.

The AAPSU while viewing the matter seriously warned individuals, groups etc from outside the state not to try and unnecessarily provoke the sentiments and aspirations of indigenous people of the state. The authorities should launch immediate investigations and trace out the persons behind the illegal rally and forceful closure of shops, it said. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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