Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering on Wednesday sought a discussion in parliament over the death of Nido Tania, the teenager from Arunachal Pradesh who was killed in an alleged racist attack.

“The Minister of State for Minority Affairs has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar requesting for the suspension of the question hour, so that the issue can be discussed,” an aide of the minister told IANS.

The last session of the 15th Lok Sabha began on Wednesday, but was adjourned almost immediately.

Nido Tania, son of Arunachal Pradesh Congress legislator Nido Pavitra, died Jan 30 after being allegedly beaten up by two shopkeepers following a row over his appearance and clothing in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar market.