The persons guilty of assaulting 23-year-old student from Burundi, Yannick Nihangaza, would not be spared, principal secretary (home affairs) DS Bains said on Monday. No leniency would be shown to the accused and they would be given strict punishment, Bains assured Nihangaza's family members.
On his visit to Columbia Asia Hospital to enquire about Yannick's condition, Bains said the state government had already issued Rs 5 lakh for his treatment and would ensure that he got the best medical facilities.
"It is the responsibility of the government to provide monetary assistance and better medical facilities to Yannick," Bains said. "The government is in touch with doctors of the hospital on a regular basis." He also directed doctors that Nihangaza got the best facilities for early recovery.
Police had arrested all nine accused, who attacked Nihangaza, a BSc computer science student of a private university, when he was partying with friends on April 22. Due to the severe injuries sustained in the attack Nihangaza has been in coma since then.