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UP CM Adityanath assured fair probe into assault of Africans in Greater Noida: Sushma

CM Adityanath said he will conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the incident, Swaraj tweeted.

noida Updated: Mar 30, 2017 23:04 IST
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi.(PTI File)

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday that she had spoken to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over a suspected racial attack on African students in Greater Noida, assuring immediate action on the matter.

CM Adityanath said he will conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the incident, Swaraj tweeted.

She was reacting to the tweet of a foreign student who requested swift action, saying living in the area was becoming a “life threatening” issue.

Trouble erupted in Greater Noida on Monday after people protesting a teenage boy’s death caused by suspected drugs overdose attacked black foreigners in the area. A Nigerian girl was allegedly abducted and several Africans were assaulted in Greater Noida.

Locals accused Africans living in the area of drugging Class 12 student Manish Khari, who died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday.

Most of the victims of the mob attack were doing their evening shopping near Pari Chowk, oblivious to the undercurrent of anger against Africans.

Soon after the incident, Swaraj asked for a report from the Uttar Pradesh government about the violence.

Many African students live in Greater Noida, where a clutch of international universities has come up of late.