New Delhi: The Delhi police have arrested a 40-year-old man a week after he spat on a girl from Manipur and called her Corona triggering no less acrimony among the north eastern people.
According to information, he was picked up by a team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of West Delhi from Mukherjee Nagar area on Wednesday.
He is the man who spat on a 23 years old Manipuri girl after calling her Chinese corona virus. He was arrested by Delhi Police today. Thank You @DelhiPolice, @ArvindKejriwal ji, @AmitShah ji, @KirenRijiju ji. #StopRacism pic.twitter.com/ZcA12BqHjy— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) March 25, 2020
Initially, the individual called her Corona as he was riding a bike and as he girl objected to it in public he spat on her and vanished, said police.
Many organizations from the North East demanded arrest of the accused and exemplary punishment calling it a racist attack on the north eastern people.
Even Union minister Kiren Rijiju also expressed grave concern over the rerun of racist attack. But what exemplary punishment awaits him remains to be seen.
I'm sad to see such racial discrimination in many parts of India. Anyone whoever discriminates people of other community, region, religion or race are the real enemy virus. All State Govt must take strict action as per the direction of the Govt of India. https://t.co/GZAwV6Q68P pic.twitter.com/v8iU4xXDuA— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 23, 2020