After the assault and stripping of a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru, three Nigerian nationals were allegedly assaulted in Hyderabad by a group of around 10 locals who also used “racist” comments.

However, the Hyderabad police dismissed it as a “minor brawl” between one Nigerian and a local youth. 

One of the trio, Orolabe Ibidola, said the incident had occurred last night in Hakimpet area when he was returning home from a religious place when some local youths allegedly passed “racist” comments against him. 

Ibidola, a degree student, claimed when he sought to know the reasons for their comments, the locals assaulted him. 

b’Source: PTI’

“After beating me up, the locals then beat up two other Nigerian youths,” he claimed. He also said one of the attackers was carrying a knife.

 However, Banjara Hills Police Station Inspector P Murali Krishna said there was a “minor brawl” between a Nigerian and a local youth following arguments over a road accident.

 “We have registered a case under IPC Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) against the local youth following a complaint by the Nigerian youth,” he told PTI.

The Inspector said they have received a counter complaint from local residents against the Nigerian, alleging assault by the latter. A probe into the incident is on, Krishna said. After the incident, a group of Nigerians residing in the city held a protest outside the police station last night.