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Delhi Police Arrests One, Four Others Identified Over Public Beating of Nigerian

Delhi police have arrested one person in connection with the brutal assault on a Nigerian student, Ahmed in Malviya Nagar.

After the clip of a Nigerian student being thrashed for allegedly committing theft went viral, police have arrested one and identified four others in the case.

The incident took place on September 24. Locals alleged that Ahmed was trying to steal from someone’s home when he was caught.

The man later fell down the stairs following which he was nabbed by locals and beaten up. The video clip shows Ahmed tied to a pole and his feet were tied as well. He was flogged and beaten with sticks by several goons.

Delhi police had however arrested him and sent him to judicial custody for theft. However, no action was taken against attackers till today.

DCP south, Ishwar Singh said, “He didn’t say in the medical examination that public thrashed him, didn’t tell anyone about how he got injured”.

He further added, “We got to know about this today after the video clip. No one has right to beat him even if there were allegations. A case has been registered”

“Even if the Nigerian national was stealing, beating him is not justified; identified one man from the video and arrested him, looking for others,” added DCP South.

The DCP has also ruled out any possibility of racial attack, talking to media persons he clarified that the Nigerian national was beaten up on suspicion of theft.

Via India Today

 

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