A young Kenyan woman was attacked by a group of men in Greater Noida in the early hours of Wednesday two days after African nationals were attacked by a mob.
The woman was on her way to Greater Noida from Delhi when her car was stopped by unknown men near Knowledge Park, police said. She was dragged out, slapped and mercilessly thrashed by the men.
She was taken to a nearby private hospital where she was treated for trauma and placed on oxygen support for a few hours before being discharged. The Gautam Budh Nagar Police registered an FIR.
The incident comes two days after a mob went on a rampage in nearby Greater Noida and attacked Nigerian students at different locations. Two brothers, Precious and Endurance, who were attacked by a mob inside a mall, told CNN-News18 they could never figure out why the mob set on them.
“We were attacked by Indians. I don’t have any good reasons. We were at Ansal plaza. They attacked us with some metals. I have stitches. I am surprised. I can’t come out in open I am afraid of being attacked. I just pray they don’t attack again,” Precious said.
Another African student, Imran, said he too was caught totally unawares by a mob.
Meanwhile, the African Students Association has released an advisory on their Facebook page asking the students to stay indoors. Officials from the Nigerian High Commission went to meet the injured students, while police and residents associations held meetings with representatives of African students.
In a press conference, police commissioner of SP (rural) Sujata Singh said,
“No complaint have been received so far. The girl seems nervous, she might come in the evening with the complaint. Also, in the African attack so far three FIRs have been registered.