The Delhi High Court on Tuesday told the police to complete the investigation in a case concerning the death of a 23-year-old man who was forced to sing the national anthem during the 2020 north-east Delhi riots, without influence from any side.
Justice Chandra Dhari Singh said he was not interfering with the manner of the investigation but “the son of a mother has died. I’m not commenting on how and when [but] it has to be taken very seriously” and dealt with as per the law.
The incident relates to a video that had gone viral in which the deceased, Faizan, could be seen allegedly being beaten by policemen while being forced to sing the national anthem and ‘Vande Mataram’. The deceased’s mother Kismatun has sought a direction of the High Court for a speedy and proper investigation.