By Tenzin Sangmo
DHARAMSHALA, December 20: The investigation in the case of the beating of a Tibetan man in Gankyi compound on Friday is underway with the members of police visiting the Gankyi compound to review the CCTV footages for the second time.
The injured was discharged on Sunday and the FIR was filed the same day.
The police recorded the statement today at the home of the injured. Ms Thinlay Chukki, a DIIR staff and a trained lawyer assigned to help the injured was there to translate and see to other matters.
Mr Sonam Norbu Dagpo, the secretary of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) said today that since this is a criminal case according to the law of the host country, it beckons that we report and seek the help of the police. “This is a clear approach by the administration here.”
In the meantime, it was noted that a photo message urging people to refrain from hiring certain taxis is doing the rounds on WeChat while a change.org petition appealing for justice for the injured is also doing the round as people are taken aback by the untoward incident.
“Circulation of such messages on social media is detrimental to the atmosphere in general, especially when the investigation is underway and the verdict is not out,” said Dagpo.
It is going to be a week tomorrow since the incident and the concerned authority has requested the police to fast-track the investigation.