ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Reacting sharply to the Press statement of Home Minister Tako Dabi, which was published in local dailies today, The Global Human Rights Organization (GHRO) and Nefa Indigenous Human Rights Organization (NIHRO), in a joint press statement said that there are ample evidences that Late Nguso was brutally tortured before he succumbed to his injuries.
“The witnesses, documentary evidences, photocopies of Nguso’s body clearly reflect injury marks in back side of the deceased. Further, the sign of head injury clearly indicates that the person died due to police torture. Even handcuffed/hands tied marks clearly indicate that the victim was hand tied,” the statement said. It also questioned the HM that “Why the victim was first taken to Police Station instead of rushing him to hospital immediately after the accident occurred? The victim’s life could have been saved had police taken him to the hospital for treatment immediately. But alas! it took police two hours for reaching the hospital for his treatment
Both the organizations requested the Minister Home not to defend the erring police personnel involved in the incident without any valid reasons. Such statement on the part of the Minister may again encourage those police personnel to commit the same guilty in future.
“It is not fair and justified on the part of the minister to make such press statement before submission of reports by one- man inquiry committee headed by the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner and SIT,” they added.
Source: The Arunachal Times