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
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.
Sadiq - Government of India is seized of the matter. We are taking immediate action. https://t.co/SRdS2QGuj1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident. /2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
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.
First Published: Mar 28, 2017 09:55 IST