style[amp-boilerplate] Nigerian students attacked by locals in Greater Noida, India
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Nigerian students attacked by locals in Greater Noida, India

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Some Nigerian students on Monday sustained

severe injuries after a group of locals attacked

them in Pari Chowk, Noida. The incident occurred at 6 PM when a group,

comprising hundreds of locals, held a protest demanding all Africans

living in Greater Noida region vacate their rented houses immediately.



The protest was triggered by the death of a class 12 student, who

reportedly died of drug overdose, and five Nigerian students from the

same neighbourhood were detained in connection with the case.



The locals also claimed that the boy was seen spending time with these

Nigerian students and accused them of cannibalism.However, the

Nigerian students were released owing to the lack of evidence.



Police have registered a case under section 307 of the Indian Penal

Code in relation to the incident and arrested five people.



The locals had permission to protest, but suddenly, the situation

spiralled out of control. Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took

cognisance of the matter and sought a report.



"I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the

reported attack on African students in Noida," Sushma tweeted.



"I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the

reported attack on African students in Noida."



The Association of African Students in India claimed there had been

multiple attacks on African students, and ten students so far had been

targeted.
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