New Delhi: Commenting on the brutal murder of a Congolese national in Delhi, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday said such incidents are not meant to be forgotten and strict action should be taken in this connection.
"We don't look at these incidents as something which can be forgotten. These incidents need to be taken note of and acted upon," said Singh, while addressing a press conference.
"By large, India welcomes all, and is a safe place. People can rely upon us," he added.
Singh further added that the incident was not racially motivated.
A 23-year-old Congolese national was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area.
Last week, the Delhi Police detained a man in this connection.
The police have initiated a probe into the matter. Police said they are trying to ascertain whether the attack was racially motivated or a fight that turned ugly or a robbery attempt or a case of personal enmity.
The cops are also looking for CCTVs that might have recorded the brutal act.
This comes months after a Tanzanian woman was allegedly stripped and beaten on the streets in Bengaluru after a road accident.