From our correspondent
Itagar, Sept 26: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed deep shock and sought a thorough probe into the death of school student Toko Yame in Tawang.
The semi-decomposed body of Toko was recovered near Jawahar vodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) eight days after he went missing, following a quarrel between students of JNV and Government Higher Secondary School on September 16.
“The State government has taken up the matter very seriously and officials have been ordered to conduct a thorough enquiry and ascertain the reasons behind the death,” Khandu said.
Toko, 16, was a Class XII student of Government HS School. His body was found in a waterfall after a massive search by the district administration, police and locals. Conveying his condolence to the bereaved family members, Khandu said the State government will ensure that the aggrieved family gets justice.
The Chief Minister also issued directives to the Home Department to beef up security in the area to prevent such incidents.
The All Aruchal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) condemned Toko’s untural death, while the All Tawang District Students’ Union (ATDSU) served a 10-day ultimatum to the district authorities to solve the case.
The AAPSU has sought a thorough investigation into the case and arrest of the culprit or culprits at the earliest, but it appealed against giving the death a commul colour. Setting a deadline for the district authorities, the ATDSU demanded that the probe be handed over to the CBI and the police personnel on duty, when the incident happened, must be suspended.