While we talk about the safety of Indians abroad, the victim, Higio Guntey was accused of using too much water.
Higio Guntey, from Arunachal Pradesh a fourth-semester student of Christ University, was beaten and forced to lick his landlord’s shoes for using excessive water in Bengaluru on 6th March.
The house owner was identified as Hemanth Kumar and the FIR was filed against him on 9 March following Guntey’s complaint.
Higio Guntey, was severely beaten by Kumar, while he was reportedly in a state of intoxication. After hitting him for almost an hour, Kumar forced Guntey to lick his shoe and then threw his belongings from the third floor to the street. Guntey has been staying with friends since then.
“After beating me black and blue, he still was not satisfied. He beat me again and forced me to put on his shoes and made me lick and kiss them. I had to oblige because I was bruised and was not in a position to take any more beatings. As if this was not enough, he kicked me out of the house. He even threw my trolley from the third floor. This is very humiliating”, Guntey mentioned to the News Channel
Hemanth Kumar has already managed to secure anticipatory bail in spite of the charges leveled against him.
“Why can’t the domestic violence act be implemented upon him for using such derogative words on me and my parents?” Guntey told ANI on Monday. “We three boys who were staying together were tortured on March 6 and I’m going to file a second FIR copy against the landlord today.”
“What happened to him was inhuman, I have trust in the police and I hope the culprit won’t be spared. He is a very soft-spoken person and complaints about him are so not obvious. The landlord also abused us badly and we are going to take legal action on him. I have sent my son to study here, not to get beaten by people,” his father, the Executive Assistant Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh, said.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju described the attack, “When we are talking of safety of Indians abroad such incidents in our own country, are very saddening.”
The Union Minister of State for Home said police are investigating the case and his office is also pursuing it for action against the guilty in the incident.
We just have a question for all this – Where are we heading? We hope that the victim gets justice and all these crimes stop happening in our very own country!
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