Mob racially abuses, attacks Nigerian student

Just days after the attack on the Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru, a Nigerian student here has claimed that he was racially abused and attacked by a local mob.

Police arrested two local youths Shoaib Ali and Faizal Ali for allegedly attacking the Nigerian student at Shaikpet Thursday night.

Banjara Hills Station officer C Murali Krishna said theNigerian Orolabe Ibidola, an MBA student at Osmania University, accidentally rode his bike closer to a pedestrian to give way for a vehicle. The enraged pedestrian allegedly made derogatory comments, triggering an argument.

A scuffle ensued between the gathering crowd and a few Nigerians who joined the student, prompting police to rush to the area and disperse the crowd.

In his complaint, Ibidola said around ten youths passed racist comments on him as he was returning from a religious programme Thursday night.

He further alleged that he and two other Nigerian students who came for his support were attacked by the mob.

Based on his complaint a case under CrPC 339 for wrongful restraint and 323 for voluntarily causing hurt have been registered against the two accused.

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