Tage seeks railway minister’s intervention in Arunachalee youth’s death

ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Ziro-Hapoli MLA Tage Taki urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to immediately conduct an inquiry into the death of Arunachalee youth, Tage Dule.
He urged the union minister to arrest those culprits involved in the incident by ‘any means’ and give them exemplary punishment.
“This is not an isolated case, but a part of the continuing discrimination against the people of North-East Indian origin. It is really saddening that our people, who are among the most patriotic Indians, have to face such maltreatment in mainland India,” Tage wrote to the railway minister.
“Loss of a promising young man in this way is tragic and nothing can make up for it. However, the least the government and the society can do is to give justice to him and his family members,” Tage said while urging Goyal to initiate immediate necessary action to find out the perpetrators of the crime.
Further, the Liagi Tage Welfare Society has appealed to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Home Minister Kumar Waii and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju to take up the matter with the Uttar Pradesh government and railway ministry.
While giving details of the incident, the society said: “Dule was allegedly thrown out of the ‘Arunachal Express’ by some unidentified persons in an area falling under Donda district of Uttar Pradesh in the intervening night of 2-3 August, while travelling from Delhi to Itanagar (Naharlagun).”
Dule succumbed to the injuries on 6 August at Shyama Prasad Upadhyaya Civil Hospital, Lucknow, it said.
He was son of late Tage Duri of Ziro in Lower Subansiri district.
In its representation to the chief minister, the society urged Pema to take up the matter with his Uttar Pradesh counterpart to give necessary direction to police to expedite the investigation, so that the culprits involved in the incident can be arrested at the earliest.
“Since the incident is horrific in nature, the culprits must be given exemplary punishment so that such incidents do not recur,” the society said.
The society informed that there were also burn injuries on the body of the victim.
“There was no fire related incident in the train, and burn injuries cannot be caused by falling from a train,” the society said.
“Was not it an attempt to burn him alive after pushing out from the train?” the society asked.
Union MoS for Home Affairs, Rijiju has already taken up the matter with the UP government and railway minister for investigation into the incident to ascertain the facts and circumstance that led to the death of the youth.
He sought action against the culprits, if there was any malafide intent.
Rijiju also said the probe should ascertain whether the incident was related to discrimination against people from the North East.