Africans attacked in Delhi: Envoys seek 'fair probe'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2014 15:07 IST

The ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the ministry of external affairs seeking a "fair probe" into the attack on three African nationals at New Delhi's Rajiv Chowk Metro station last Sunday, the Indian Express reported on Thursday.

The three students — Gabon's Mapaga and Yohan and Burkina Faso's Guira — were beaten up by a mob at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station in the presence of policemen.

According to the Express, Gabon's ambassador to India Desire Koumba and Burkina Faso's Idriss Raoua Ouedraogo wrote to the MEA "expressing deep concern” and urging the government to "work in close cooperation with police for a fair investigation".

The three men were rescued by CISF personnel, posted at the station, who dispersed the crowd. The students were then taken to hospital by the police.

Though the attack on three men was caught on camera and has been posted on YouTube, no one has been arrested so far.

The police says it has identified at least three men among the attackers. A case has been registered against unknown people for rioting.

(With inputs from agencies)

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