Rajasthan based DIG's son killed in Gangtok, 7 held

Rakshit Meena, son of Bihar's senior IPS officer Bachhu Singh Meena died after being thrashed by some youths and two bouncers at a night club. Rakshit Meena was a student of Engineering in Sikkim Manipal University which is 35 km from Gangtok. Sikkim police has arrested five youths on charges of beating to death the son of a Bihar DIG, who was a third year engineering student of Sikkim Manipal Insistute of Technology(SMIT). Police said Rakshit Singh Meena, died hours after being beaten outside Café Live and Loud, a pub-cum-nightclub by a group of five youths,  who were later arrested from various places of Gangtok on Sunday. The incident took place between 1 and 1.30 am post Saturday midnight when Rakshit Singh Meena along with other engineering students of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), Mazitar were leaving the pub. He was the only son of Purnia range DIG of Bihar Police B.S.Meena, a native of Rajasthan.
The incident took place between 1 and 1.30am post Saturday midnight when a brutal attack, allegedly led by Gyurmey Wangchuk and involving six others outside Café Live & Loud on Tibet Road, left him dead. Rakshit was the only son of Bihar cadre IPS officer and Purnia range DIG Bachchu Singh Meena, a native of Dausa district in Rajasthan. All the accused were identified on the basis of mobile phone video shot by Parmar and corroboration of the incident by the bouncers on duty. Wangchuk who was the first to be arrested, confessed knocking down Rakshit. His other firends were later arrested from different places on Sunday. On the fateful night, Rakshit and his friends had checked in at a local hotel at Arithang area here before leaving for the nightclub. Inside the club, the accused persons alleged, that the engineering students had teased their female friends and attacked them. Rakshit was waiting for his friends outside the pub, where around seven men started beating him and chased his other friends from the spot. They later returned and picked up Rakshit in an unconscious state and rushed to the hotel at Arithang. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the central referral hospital (Tadong) in the wee hours of Sunday. DIG Meena and his wife reached Gangtok on Sunday afternoon. The wife of the IPS officer fainted as soon as she heard the news of her son's death.