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'Sought help but no one came forward,' African lady recalls racial attack horror

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 29, 2016, 3:11 am IST
Updated May 29, 2016, 10:34 am IST
The police claimed that two of the attacks took place after locals objected to loud music played by African nationals.
The locals had also been objecting to a group of Africans  consuming alcohol in public (Representational Image)
 The locals had also been objecting to a group of Africans consuming alcohol in public (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Amid outrage by African envoys following killing of a Congolese youth in the national capital, four cases of alleged criminal assault on African nationals in south Delhi have come to the fore.

“The mob attacked every African who passed through the lane between 10.30 pm and 11 pm. We sought help from the locals but no one came forward. When we pleaded for help, they just laughed from their balconies,” said Shamila, a Ugandan national.

 

Read: After Congolese youth killing, six Africans in Delhi beaten up in 30 mins

Kate, the Nigerian mother of a four-month-old boy, said she, her husband and child were on the way home in a car and, when they reached the lane in which they live, a group of youth attacked their car.

“The mob hurled bricks at the windscreen of their car. My husband was attacked with a sharp object but somehow managed to drive away the car. Only God knows how we managed to survive, it was like they wanted to kill us,” said Kate, who was also injured.

Vicky, a Congolese lady who resides in the same locality, had been on her way home with her brother, who had been discharged from AIIMS on Thursday night, when a group of youth attacked them.

The police claimed that two of the attacks took place after locals objected to loud music being played by the African nationals late in the evenings. The locals had also been objecting to a group of Africans  consuming alcohol in public and later it  turned into a minor scuffle.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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