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Delhi: Four new cases of attacks on African nationals emerge


New Delhi : Amid the furore over the brutal murder of a Congolese student Oliver in New Delhi, four more isolated cases of alleged attacks on African nationals have emerged from the National capital.

The Delhi Police say that all the four isolated incidents of alleged attack happened on Thursday itself in Mehrauli area.

Four separate cases have been registered under sections IPC 323- voluntarily causing hurt, 341- wrongful restraint and 506- criminal intimidation.

One African national has alleged that he was going in his car to a chemist, when an altercation took place leading to a brawl in which he received minor injuries.

Another African national has alleged that he was beaten up by a few men after they stopped his auto.

Two other cases have been filed by women reportedly from Uganda and South Africa.

Police have claimed that these are four separate incidents which have nothing to do with the violence against Indians in Congo, following the youth’s murder in Vasant Kunj area here.

Following the death of the Congolese student, the government kicked into action while assuring that they were committed to the security of national nationals in the country.

The MEA said in a statement that India deeply values its relations with foreign students, particularly those from Africa, with which the country has had a historically close relationship and asserted it will be ensured that the African students continue to find a welcome home in India and such unfortunate incidents do not recur.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said yesterday that she had spoken to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao regarding the attack on a Nigerian student in Hyderabad, who in turn assured her that immediate and stringent action would be taken against the culprits.

The MEA had sought a report from the Hyderabad government over a scuffle that broke out between a Nigerian national and a local resident, in which the former was injured.

The accused has been arrested and a case has been registered under IPC section 323- for voluntarily causing hurt. (ANI)

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