Nigerian national thrashed in Delhi

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On September 24, a Nigerian national was tied to a lamp post and thrashed with sticks by a mob in Delhi's Malviya Nagar area. Why?

The recent incidents of violence against Africans across Delhi-NCR have already grabbed the headlines.

In a strongly-worded statement six months ago, the envoys, who had held a meeting on March 31, said then that they had "reviewed the previous incidents that have taken place in the past and concluded that no known, sufficient and visible deterring measures were taken by the Government of India".

Reports suggest residents in the area claiming that he was caught trying to rob a house in the area, after which he was beaten up by residents of the area.

After the brutal assault the Nigerian was taken to the police where the locals reported that he sustained injuries as result of a fall from the staircase. Five people were arrested for the attacks.

The video also shows one of the attackers hooking the legs of the Nigerian while another hit the soles with a stick. while the men surrounding the victim hurled abuses at him and others filmed the act using their smartphones. According to police, the accused has identified himself as Ahmad.

Summary: Police have arrested the Nigerian national, identified as Ahmed, after he was handed over by the locals. He was produced before a court and sent to jail. "He was beaten up because of theft suspicion there is no racial basis", Singh told the media on Monday.

The attack in Savitri Nagar happened on September 24 but police swung into action after the three videos surfaced on Monday.

The DCP further said that beating up a person is not justified even if he was involved in stealing.

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