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Nigerian students attacked in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: A group of Nigerian students on Friday filed a complaint at the Hyderabad police station alleging that they were attacked by a group of local youth in Tolichowki.

The president of the Nigerian Association in Telengana claimed that his friends were assaulted by a group of people in Kakimpet area of Tolichowki here.

“Yesterday (Thursday) about 8.30pm, I received a call from a Nigerian friend that there was an attack on him, and the attackers flashed knives and pistols,” he claimed.

He said a group of Nigerians were returning after visiting a mosque when some locals hurled racist comments at them.

The locals were soon joined by scores of people, after which the argument took an ugly turn.

He added that a case was registered under sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and police were investigating the matter.

He said police and people should ensure their peaceful stay in the state. (ANI)

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