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Nigerians Attacked in Noida: Sushma Swaraj Seeks Report From UP CM Adityanath

New Delhi, March 28, 2017 - Dozens of local residents in Greater Noida took to streets after the death of Manish Khari, 19. Locals allege that the boy died of drug overdose. Five Nigerians were held in connection with the case.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after several African students were attacked in Greater Noida following the death of a Class 12 boy. The UP chief minister has assured of"fair and impartial" probe into the incident, Sushma Swaraj said.

"I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident," Swaraj said in her tweets.

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar will be meeting the injured Nigerian nationals at a Greater Noida hospital later today.

Dozens of local residents in Greater Noida took to streets after the death of Manish Khari, 19. Locals allege that the boy died of drug overdose. Five Nigerians were held in connection with the case.

On Monday (March 27), four Nigerians were injured when they were attacked by a mob near Pari Chowk in Greater Noida.

Locals claimed to have seen Khari last with a group of Nigerians.

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