Swaraj seeks reports from U.P. Govt. over attack on Nigerian students in Noida

| Updated: Mar 28, 2017 05:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh Government over 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. "I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the reported attack on African students in Noida," tweeted Swaraj. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the reported attack on African students in Noida.</p>&mdash; Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) <a href="https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/846411200418107392">March 27, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 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 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. (ANI)
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