Thursday, 11 September 2014

1 injured in fight among Nigerians in Khirki Extn

NEW DELHI: The Khirki Extension area of south Delhi witnessed a chaotic evening on Tuesday after a group of Nigerian men attacked their fellow national with meat cleavers and stones for allegedly trying to "overtake their neighbourhood". The victim has been identified as Johnson (25).

Police suspect the cause of the brawl to be the attackers' bid to establish their supremacy in the area. A police officer said that Johnson also had a dispute over "sharing money" with one of the attackers which could have triggered the fight. The cops have also contacted the embassy to assist them in nabbing the accused.

The incident took place at Sai Mandir lane in Khirki village around 6pm on Tuesday. Police said that Johnson had come to Delhi on a study assignment.

A CCTV camera captured the entire incident. According to the footage, Johnson was seen running away and three others followed him. They first tried to attack Johnson with stones and later pulled out meat cleavers and choppers to attack him.

Locals said the victim even tried to escape by climbing across a wall, but the attackers followed him and hacked at him a few times. They fled the spot after leaving Johnson in a pool of blood.

Police arrived after a resident called up the PCR. Johnson was rushed to a hospital where doctors said his condition was serious. Doctors said that he had suffered gashes on his hands, neck and thighs.

Police said a case of attempt to murder has been registered and they are waiting for Johnson to recover so that his statement can be recorded.

Police have been able to identify the attackers using CCTV footage.

Arrests are likely by Thursday as teams are conducting raids, police said.

"These incidents have been taking place often, but no action has been taken against the nuisance-mongers. Nigerians often fight over money which turns bloody at times, but police do nothing to stop them," claimed Mayank Sharma, a member of the residents' welfare association. Extn Police

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