New Delhi: Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the state government over the incident of a Nigerian national being thrashed in Hyderabad.
"On reports of a Nigerian student injured in Hyderabad: EAM @SushmaSwaraj has urgently sought report from State Govt, is monitoring the case", ministry spokesperson Vikas Swaroop tweeted in the morning.
The victim said that though he had properly parked his car the locals objected and later 8 people attacked him. He called it an act of racism.
Had parked my car properly but they(locals) objected, later 8 ppl attacked me. I think its only about racism: Victim pic.twitter.com/PX153nj88Y
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2016
On Wednesday night, the 23-year-old Niegrian student was thrashed by locals over a parking dispute in Hyderabad.
The incident comes days after a 23-year-old Congolese national was beaten to death in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area.
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.