NEW DELHI: With the situation getting tense for the people of African ethnicity in the last four days, in a separate incident a woman from Kenya was allegedly pulled out from an Ola cab and was beaten up.
The incident comes at a time when five people have already been arrested by the authorities in relation with violence against other African nationals early this week.
"In her complaint, the Kenyan national has alleged that she was attacked last night near sector Omicron. The Kenyan woman has informed that last night she was traveling in an Ola cab when unknown persons stopped the vehicle, pulled her out and thrashed her," said a police official.
The victim was taken to a nearby private hospital from where she was discharged later. The police have lodged an FIR and launched a manhunt to arrest the culprits.
Meanwhile, Delhi police has started a special helpline for African nationals as a preventive measure. According to the police a joint commissioner level will be nodal officer who will look after issues related to African nationals. “This is special helpline; any African who is in trouble can call on this number. Joint commissioner South-eastern range will be nodal officer,” a senior Delhi police official said.
Earlier, three Nigerians were attacked by a mob of more than 600 people, prompt intervention action was taken by the police in registering FIR against 44 named people and calling in extra force from nearby police stations. The spark of the incident was death of a class 12 student due to drug overdose whose body was found lying outside his house, after which the friends and family members took out a candle light march during which there was the problem occurred.