New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met the protestors, who were observing a candle light vigil for Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam, who died after he was beaten with sticks in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area.

Rahul Gandhi. File pic

Addressing the protest carried out by North Eastern activists here at Jantar Mantar, Rahul said, “My spirit and heart is with you.

I am 100 percent with you. You can expect very strict action against people who did this.” Describing the incident as totally unacceptable, Gandhi assured that Nido will get justice, and the culprits will not be spared.

“There is only one India. And that India belongs to all of us. We are going to ensure you get respect in this country,” he added.

Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, had reportedly gone to Lajpat Nagar on January 29 in search of an address, and was allegedly mocked by someone at a shop for the style his hair.

In a fit of rage, Nido broke a glass at the shop but he paid money for that. Afterwards he was allegedly beaten with sticks.

The next day, when he didn’t wake up, his friends rushed him to AIIMS, where he was declared dead.