Nigerian Student Thrashed in Hyderabad- Minister Sushma Swaraj Seeks a Report on the Issue

An issue between two resulted in a scuffle in which a Nigerian Student Thrashed in Hyderabad. This 23-year-old Nigerian student of Hyderabad was badly beaten up using an iron rod and was wounded in the head after an argument over vehicle parking turned serious. The incident took place on Wednesday at Singada Basti, Road No.10, Banjara Hills where both of them stay.

Nigerian Student Thrashed in Hyderabad Accused Arrested
Nigerian Student Thrashed in Hyderabad Accused Arrested

If we move into the details, the Nigerian National Kazeem is a student of Nizam College who was attacked by his neighbour Mohammad Gaffoor. The issue turned serious as Kazeem used to park his car in Gaffoor’s parking area rather than using his own parking space. This created an issue and Gafoor, in a fit of rage assaulted the Nigerian student with an Iron rod.

After the incident came to light, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked the explanation on this Nigerian Student Thrashed in Hyderabad from Telangana Government. On this issue, K. Krishnaiah, Sub-Inspector of Banjara Hills have given explanations to the leading daily and explained the issue.

The whole issue came to light after the African Group of Heads of Mission refused to be a part of Africa Day celebrations, in solidarity with Masunda Kitada Oliver, a Congolese student who was killed in Delhi a week before. However, they were later convinced to attend the event by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi. Telangana’s Chairman of the African Students Association, Emmanuel Omurunga has quoted after the incident saying, “The situation in India is no longer safe for us. Even the police are not willing to help us when we approach them”.

Recently, after the issue of Oliver who was killed in South-Delhi last week, Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying, “Would like to assure African students in India that this an unfortunate and painful incident involving local goons. When I came to know about the unfortunate killing of a Congo national in Delhi, we directed stringent action against the culprits. We will also launch a sensitization program to reiterate that such incidents against foreign nationals embarrass the country. General V.K.Singh will also hold meetings with African students in metro cities to assure them of their safety and security and Indian Government’s commitment to the safety and security of African nationals in India”.

As per the latest update, a case has been registered under the section 324 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the accused was arrested by the Hyderabad Police. Anjani Kumar of Hyderabad Police said, “We have arrested the accused, it is a case of car parking misunderstanding, not a racial crime”.