This Article is From Mar 28, 2021

Nigerian Man Dies After Alleged Assault By Delhi Police

Tensions persisted in the area as a crowd gathered outside the Tilak Nagar Police Station after the incident.

Nigerian Man Dies After Alleged Assault By Delhi Police

The Delhi Police is examining the CCTV footage (Representational)

New Delhi:

A Nigerian national died after he was allegedly assaulted by a Delhi Police personnel on Sunday morning.

Following the death, tensions persisted in the area as a crowd gathered outside the Tilak Nagar Police Station. Police personnel in large numbers have been deployed to control the situation.

The family of the victim alleged that the Nigerian national died because of a lathi injury inflicted on him by a Delhi Police personnel in Tilak Nagar.

"Today morning, a Nigerian national was brought dead to DDU Hospital at around 3:30 am. The victim used to live in Tilak Nagar. Two other Nigerian nationals who were with him alleged that he died because of a lathi injury on his head," the police said.

"Earlier today, 3 Nigerian citizens were stopped by Delhi Police officials for verification in the Tilak Nagar area. While being asked to show their ID proof, the three immediately ran away and the policemen ran after them. Their families later alleged that he died because of a lathi injury," the police added.

The Delhi Police is examining the CCTV footage and the actual cause of death after the postmortem report.

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