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FIR lodged against five people for assaulting Nigerian students

 2017-03-28 08:34:08.0

FIR lodged against five people for assaulting Nigerian students

Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Racist attack happened on four African Nigerian student yesterday in Greater Noida near Delhi. Five people has been arrested today FIR registered by delhi police said Daljeet Chaudhary, assistant director general.

In a disturbing video footage it has emerged amid rash of racist attacks on nigerian student where a man is kicked, punched and beaten with steel dustbins by a large group at a mall.

The footage, apparently filmed on a mobile phone at the Ansal Plaza in Greater Noida, has been shared on WhatsApp by the Association of African Students in India.

One of the assaulted students spoke to the media today. "We asked people around for help, but not one called the police. Even our college did not help,"the student said.

Uttar Pradesh's chief minister Adityanath this morning promised a "fair investigation" of the incident.

"Attack on Nigerian students (is) a serious issue. Proper probe will be done. Report will be provided to centre at earliest," said UP minister S Nath.

It all began when a Class 12 student died, allegedly of a drug overdose. The neighbourhood the students live in has many African students residing there as well, as there are many educational institutions in the Noida and Greater Noida regions.

In keeping with the stereotype that "Nigerians sell drugs", locals immediately began suspecting that some of the "Nigerian" sold the drugs to the Class 12 student who dies. Later, police even arrested five Nigerian students but then released them for lack of evidence.

A student pleaded with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet asking her to "act fast", saying that living in Noida was becoming a "life-threatening issue".

After promising "immediate action" in her reply, Ms Swaraj spoke with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who, she said, has promised a "fair and impartial" investigation.

After they were released, the residents, beat up four of them. They also demanded all Africans living in residential colonies in Greater Noida be asked to vacate their rented houses.


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