A North-Eastern tenant was allegedly assaulted and forced to lick shoes by his landlord in Bengaluru.
Higio Guntey, a fourth-semester student in the Christ University in Bengaluru, was allegedly abused by his landlord on Monday evening and was later beaten up for using extra water.
Guntey alleged that the house owner verbally abused him for using extra water and two hours later. The owner came to his room and started beating up him for almost an hour.
“After beating me black and blue, he still was not satisfied. He beat me again and forced me to put on his shoes and made me lick and kiss them. I had to oblige because I was bruised and was not in a position to take any more beatings. As if this was not enough, he kicked me out of the house. He even threw my trolley from the third floor. This is very humiliating”, Guntey was quoted by Asianet Newsable as saying.
“After the incident, I have left the house, and I am living with my friends in a different locality. I would have lodged a complaint on the same day, but I was injured. Besides, three Arunachal girl students are also staying the building. I fear their safety too” Guntey added.
The victim, son of Executive Assistant Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh, filed a complaint to the police seeking legal actions against the owner.
Racial discrimination against North-Easterners in metropolitan cities is not at all a new occurrence. In January, two girls from North East were brutally beaten up by their landlord over parking issue in Bangalore.