New Delhi: The government on Tuesday ordered a CBI probe into the death of Arunachal Pradesh youth Nido Tania after allegedly assaulted by a group of people here.

“The family wants that the investigation should be conducted by CBI. So, we have decided to hand over the case to CBI," home minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters after Nido’s family met him.

Shinde said he has assured that justice will be given to the family and guilty will be punished.

Earlier, the victim’s father Nido Pavitra and other close family members had a 15-minute meeting with Shinde during which they placed their demands, including a CBI probe.

“The home minister gave us a patient hearing. We also requested him to do the needful to ensure security of people from north-east living different parts of the country," Pavitra, a Congress MLA in Arunachal Pradesh, told reporters.

Nineteen year old Nido, a BA first year student in a private university, had an altercation with some shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi on 29 January after they made fun of his hairstyle, following which they allegedly thrashed him. He was found dead the next day. Meanwhile, Delhi Police on Tuesday told a court that murder charges have been slapped against four persons, one of whom was arrested Tuesday morning, in connection with the youth’s death. PTI

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