Nigerian youths attacked by racist mob in Hyderabad

A group of Nigerian nationals alleged that they were subjected to racist comments and attack by locals in Hyderabad.

Updated: Feb 05, 2016, 19:36 PM IST
Nigerian youths attacked by racist mob in Hyderabad

Bengaluru: Just 48-hours after a Tanzanian student was beaten and stripped by a mob in Bengaluru, a similar incident has been reported on Friday from Hyderabad.

A group of Nigerian nationals today filed a complaint at Hyderabad police station alleging that they were attacked by another group of local youths over a roadside brawl in Tolichowki.

The police have registered a case against unknown persons.

According to the police, the Nigerians claimed that they were beaten and assaulted by a group of people over in Kakimpet area in Tolichowki. The complaint alleged that attackers were carrying knives and had pistols.

The incident happened on Thursday at 8:30 pm when a group of Nigerians nationals were returning after visiting a mosque when some local youths passed racist comments on them and began to quarrel. The local youths were soon joined by scores of people, after which the argument took the ugly turn.

Police have registered a case under IPC sections 323 and 341 and are investigating the matter.