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The  High Court on Friday issued notice to the Home Department and its officials on petition filed by Higio Gungtey, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, who was allegedly beaten up and made to lick shoes by his landlord in Hulimavu on March 6. 

Published: 25th March 2017 01:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2017 07:00 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The  High Court on Friday issued notice to the Home Department and its officials on petition filed by Higio Gungtey, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, who was allegedly beaten up and made to lick shoes by his landlord in Hulimavu on March 6. 


Twenty-year-old Gungtey, who is in the city to pursue his studies, has sought directions for security as well as speedy and effective investigation over the complaint registered by him.


Hearing the petition, Justice A S Bopanna issued notice to the Home Department, DG and IGP, Commissioner of Police, Hulimavu Police and landlord Hemanth Kumar in this regard.   


According to the petition, on March 6, 2017, Kumar verbally abused Gungtey over telephone on excessive usage of water. Later, Kumar came to his house, abused and kicked him repeatedly on the stomach and face. He was also made to lick Kumar’s shoes.

This apart, Kumar allegedly threatened that he would rape Gungtey’s sister and mother. Therefore, Gungtey lodged a complaint with the Hulimavu police against the landlord.

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