New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured that an impartial probe will be conducted in connection with the attack on four Nigerian students, who sustained severe injuries after being assaulted by a group of local residents in Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk area.
The external affairs minister, who spoke to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath this morning about the incident, assured the student, Sadiq Bello, that the government “will take immediate action.”
Responding to several tweets from African students based in Greater Noida, Swaraj assured them not to panic as the Government of India is seized of the matter and is taking immediate action in the case.
The incident comes as locals protested following the death of a Class 12 student in Greater Noida’s NSG Black Cats Enclave due to suspected drug overdose after which five Nigerian students living in the neighbourhood were booked – and later detained – in connection with the case.
The victim – Manish Khari had died on Saturday in a private hospital of “unknown poisoning”