A Nigerian man was killed and another injured during a clash between two groups of Nigerian nationals in south Delhi’s Chattarpur area on Friday night, PTI reported. A Nigerian citizen has been detained in connection with the death, police officials said.
The victim, identified as Hillary alias Harry, was stabbed near Chattarpur Mandir around 10.30 pm by three or four persons of Nigerian origin, an unidentified police officer told The Indian Express.
“Soon after stabbing, all the men fled from the scene,” he added. “The victim after being stabbed sat on a bench of a tea stall located near the temple. A passerby made a call to the police control room. A team reached the spot and rushed him to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences trauma centre, where he was declared brought dead.”
“A fight broke out between two groups of African nationals, who were known to each other, at Rajpur Khurd around 10.30 pm on Friday night,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Romil Baaniya said. “The injured have categorically identified one of the suspects. He has been detained and is being interrogated.” Baaniya identified the injured person as Arumala Kueve, a 35-year-old man from Nigeria. He was injured on his knee and hand.
Baaniya said the injured individual had also provided the names of others involved in the clash, and added that the police are on the lookout for them.
The police said Harry lived in a rented accommodation in the Rajpur Khurd village nearby. The cause of the scuffle is not yet known, but the police are raiding their “possible hideouts”, Baaniya said.
In March 2017, a group of residents in Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk area had attacked and injured four Nigerian citizens. In October the same year, several Nigerian men were involved in a violent fight inside a south Delhi hospital.