Probe Delhi attack on our boys, African envoys write to MEA

Metro attack: Gabon, Burkina Faso express concern over mob assault.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj , Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published: October 2, 2014 2:26 am
Two are from Gabon, and the third is from Burkina Faso. Source; Prawesh Lama Two are from Gabon, and the third is from Burkina Faso. Source; Prawesh Lama

Taking serious note of the attack on three students of African origin at the Rajiv Chowk metro station in New Delhi last Sunday, the ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the Ministry of External Affairs “expressing deep concern” and urging the government to “work in close cooperation with police for a fair investigation”.

Desire Koumba, Gabon’s ambassador to India, confirmed that he and his Burkina Faso counterpart Idriss Raoua Ouedraogo had written to the MEA expressing concern.

Last Sunday, the three youths — Mapaga (22) and Yohan (22) from Gabon and Guira (20) from Burkina Faso — were nearly lynched by a mob at the Rajiv Chowk metro station in the presence of a policeman. Cornered and assaulted inside a police booth, they escaped with serious injuries on the head and arms. Mapaga was also bitten on the leg while they were being attacked with rods, glass shards, even tables.

Not one of their assailants has been arrested so far though video clips of the attack have gone viral on YouTube. Only a case of rioting, causing hurt and damage to public property has been registered by police.

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  1. C
    Oct 2, 2014 at 12:50 am
    Africans should boycott India and beat up, abduct and confisticate the properties and businesses of the Indian businessmen in Africa like Idi Amin did. This is the final solution to this problem
    1. K
      Oct 2, 2014 at 12:41 am
      I feel for these Africans. They are in India to study and should be allowed to live without harm so long as they do not get into any illegal activities and even if they did there are laws to punish them. The police are to protect and this policeman should have protected the Africans. His inaction should be investigated and he should disciplined and even suspended for dereliction of duty.
      1. J
        Oct 3, 2014 at 4:58 am
        Your actions speaks who you are.. KARMA..
        1. M
          Oct 2, 2014 at 3:35 am
          Disgusting behaviour by crowd. It seemed that they were having fun in the proceedings. It seemed many indulging in beating were students. Great futureIn Delhi people dont shy away from racial profiling and discrimination but make a lot of hue and cry when subjected to it.
          1. P
            Oct 2, 2014 at 2:40 am
            Deplorable situation. Indians at least some of them are very racist. Right from caste prejudice to colour prejudice every thing is there. Even fellow N.E people are not spared. Law enforcing authorities should swiftly act and bring the culprits to justice.
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