Nigerians beaten up at Rajiv Chowk metro station

Updated on Oct 02, 2014 09:24 AM IST
Chaos prevailed at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Sunday evening when three Nigerian nationals were allegedly thrashed by a mob, including a group of students, after an altercation, police said.
HT Image
HT Image
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Chaos prevailed at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Sunday evening when three Nigerian nationals were allegedly thrashed by a mob, including a group of students, after an altercation, police said.

Eyewitnesses said the Nigerians were beaten up after a rumour that they had allegedly passed some lewd remarks on some girls travelling in a Metro train. It was also alleged that the Nigerians had slapped a youth when he intervened.

Dismissing the allegations, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officers said an argument had broken out between the Nigerians and the students when they were trying to enter a train. The incident took place around 5.30pm.

The CISF is responsible for security inside metro stations.

“The Nigerians and the group of students were trying to board a yellow line train at Rajiv Chowk going towards South Delhi. Due to some rush, there was some pushing around and the Nigerians allegedly made racist remarks. This apparently angered a group of people who pushed the Nigerians out of the train and started beating them,” said a CISF spokesperson.

The spokesperson said a team of CISF personnel immediately rushed to the spot and rescued the three foreigners. However, the crowd again tried to beat up the three Nigerians while they were being take to the CISF control room. “Three Nigerian nationals suffered minor injuries in the clash. They were taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for medical attention,” a metro police officer said.

Rakesh Pawariya, deputy commissioner of police (Metro), said they had received a complaint from the Nigerians. “We are registering a case on the basis of their complaint,” said Pawariya. The injured Nigerian nationals are students and they are staying in India on student visas.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party chief Sanjay Jaiswal with senior leaders Ravishankar Prasad, Shushil Kumar Modi, Nityanand and others at a protest 'dharna' against the state's new 'Grand Alliance' government, in Patna, Wednesday. (PTI Photo) 

    Ahead of Nitish Kumar's swearing-in, BJP stages protest in Bihar | Watch

    A major political shift in Bihar that sent shockwaves to the Bharatiya Janata Party has now led BJP workers and supporters to call a sit-in protest on Wednesday ahead of Nitish Kumar's swearing-in ceremony as the state's chief minister. The Janata Dal (United) leader will take oath as the chief minister for the eight time today.

  • Several organisations had urged UNESCO to recognise the festival. (File image)

    UNESCO team to visit Kolkata before Durga Puja on CM Mamata’s invitation

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization accepted an invitation from the Mamata Banerjee-government to participate in pre-Durga Puja celebration scheduled on September 1. In December 2021, the biggest festival in West Bengal got a heritage tag with the UN agency inscribing “Durga Puja in Kolkata” on the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. Around 37,000 community pujas are organised across the state every year.

  • Karnad Sadashiva Rao was a freedom fighter from Karnataka (Image source: amritmahotsav.nic.in)

    How Bengaluru's Sadashivanagar got its name: Karnad Sadashiva Rao | 5 facts

    Karnad Sadashiva Rao was a freedom fighter from Mangaluru, Karnataka. He was born in 1881 and fought for India's independence as a key member of the Congress party. He worked alongside Kudmul Ranga Rao, another social worker among the untouchable class in Dakshina Kannada to abolish untouchability. He was one of the first from Karnataka to volunteer for Gandhi's Satyagraha movement. Rao is also known for his role in expanding the Congress party in Karnataka.

  • A hawker selling Indian flags on a rainy day, ahead of Independence Day celebrations at Ring Road, in New Delhi, India. 

    Tamil Nadu trust making 5000 Khadi flags for free ahead of Independence Day

    Atleast five village panchayats in Tamil Nadu would fly the Khadi national flags exclusively produced by the Avvai Ashram of the Gandhigram Trust in Sivasailam, this Independence Day. Apparently inspired by the Centre's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, the Gandhigram Trust, situated in Tamil Nadu's southern district of Tirunelveli, has embarked on a mission to churn out 5,000 Khadi flags. The workers, mostly women, have been trained under a livelihood programme of the trust.

  • Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is lodged in Patiala jail , had argued that the drugs case against him “is blatantly political in nature and has been registered after an inordinate delay to be misused as a poll plank in the February assembly elections. (HT file photo)

    Punjab drugs case: High court grants bail to Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia

    A Punjab and Haryana high court bench on Wednesday granted bail to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia in a 2021 drugs case. Also read: High court asks Punjab to look into threat perception to a law officer The order was passed by the high court bench of justice MS Ramachandra Rao and justice Sureshwar Thakur, his lawyers confirmed. The detailed order is awaited. At present, Majithia is lodged in the Patiala jail.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now