A court here Monday extended, for 14 days, the judicial custody of the four people allegedly involved in Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam killing case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh extended the custody of accused Pawan, Sunder, Sunny Uppal and Farman till April 21 after the four were produced before it.
The four were arrested February and booked under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for passing racist remarks against Tania. Tania, 19, died in hospital Jan 30, a day after being beaten up by several shopkeepers in south Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area Jan 29 following an argument over his appearance and clothing.
The case was transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from Delhi Police for further investigation after the victim's parents met Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, demanding speedy justice for Tania.
They had alleged police negligence in the case and also demanded action against the guilty policemen.