Nigerian students attacked in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Feb. 5 (ANI): A group of Nigerian students on Friday filed a complaint at the Hyderabad police station alleging that they were attacked by a group of local youth in Tolichowki.

The president of the Nigerian Association in Telengana claimed that his friends were assaulted by a group of people in Kakimpet area of Tolichowki here.

“Yesterday (Thursday) about 8.30pm, I received a call from a Nigerian friend that there was an attack on him, and the attackers flashed knives and pistols,” he claimed.

He said a group of Nigerians were returning after visiting a mosque when some locals hurled racist comments at them.

The locals were soon joined by scores of people, after which the argument took an ugly turn.

He added that a case was registered under sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and police were investigating the matter.

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He said police and people should ensure their peaceful stay in the state. (ANI)

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