Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday expressed shock over the recent attack on a student from Arunachal Pradesh and said the perpetrator has been arrested.
“Attack on student from Arunachal is shocking. Police has taken prompt action and the perpetrator has been arrested,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
Higio Guntey, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh and is a fourth-semester student of Christ University, was allegedly beaten and forced to lick his house owner’s shoes for using excessive water in Bengaluru on March 6.
A case was registered against the house owner, Hemanth Kumar, following a complaint from Guntey.
A police official said Kumar has been arrested.
Earlier, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who also hails from Arunachal Pradesh, had described the attack on the student in Bengaluru as “saddening.”
He had said the Home Ministry was also pursuing the matter besides the police investigation.
Kumar had earlier surrendered and police were investigating the case.