Several attacks on the Kenyan and Nigerian students were registered this week in Big Noida, 18 miles South-East of the capital new Delhi.
9 Nigerians were attacked, 5 of them were injured, two were hospitalized with stab wounds, said Abiko of Dabiri, special assistant to Nigeria on foreign Affairs. In addition, the Kenyan woman aged 20 years, was hospitalized on Wednesday after she was attacked when she came out of the car, according to Dharmendra Singh, a senior police officer in Noida. On the same day the woman was discharged from the hospital.
Police said that the violence started last weekend after the death of a teenager from an alleged drug overdose. His family filed a police report against 5 local Nigerian men who have since been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, abductions and murders, police said. However, the autopsy did not confirm the theory of a drug overdose, and later the men were released.
After the arrest of African students gathered to peacefully demand their release, said a law lecturer in Nnamdi Azego Lawrence, coordinator of the University Association of African students in India (AASI). On Monday, centerprotect on the part of the Indians turned violent. Police officer Amir Dikshit said 500 to 600 people attacked two students in the Mall in Noida.
African students say they regularly face discrimination in India, and sometimes with violence. Last year a group of people beat the Congolese to death in Delhi, reports the Hindu.
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