African Nationals assault case: NHRC issues notice to DM, SP of Gautam Budh Nagar

New Delhi [India], Apr. 10 (ANI): The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notice to the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Gautam Budh Nagar over allegations of harassment and false implication by the police in African Nationals assault case.

They have been four weeks to submit reports in the concerned matter.

The NHRC has also asked its Director General of Investigation to get the facts collected in the matter.

As many as five persons were arrested on March 28, in connection with the assault on four Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida.

The incident came as locals protested following the death of a Class 12 student in Greater Noida's NSG Black Cats Enclave due to suspected drug overdose and five Nigerian students living in the neighbourhood were booked - and later detained - in connection with the case. The students were later released for lack of evidence.

Over 100 locals held a protest at the busy junction demanding that all Africans living in residential colonies in Greater Noida be asked to vacate their rented houses immediately.

Few days after this incident on March 29, an African woman was allegedly thrashed in Greater Noida.

The Kenyan national was allegedly pulled out of an auto and beaten up by some youth.

The woman was admitted in Noida's Kailash Hospital and was later discharged. (ANI)