Nigerian student Ghazeem sustained head injuries after a man in his neighbourhood hit him with a rod following a dispute over car parking on Wednesday night.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said Ms Swaraj has urgently sought a report from the Telangana government on the incident.
Sushma Swaraj tweeted seeking urgent report from the Telangana government.
I have also asked Shri Amar Sinha Secretary ER of my Ministry to spk to Chief Secretary Telangana and monitor this. https://t.co/6noHFEMPLj- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 27, 2016
Envoys of African countries on Thursday had expressed shock over killing of Congolese national Masonda Ketada Oliver in Delhi last week following which India assured them of safety of African nationals.
"On reports of a Nigerian student injured in Hyderabad: EAM @SushmaSwaraj has urgently sought report from State Govt, is monitoring the case," Mr Swarup tweeted.
According to Hyderabad police, an argument broke out between the Nigerian student Ghazeem, studying in a city college, and Gafoor, a resident of Singadabasti locality in Banjara Hills area, over car parking.
When Ghazeem refused to remove his car from outside Gafoor's residence, a scuffle broke out. After sometime Gafoor took out a rod and hit Ghazeem on his head resulting in injuries, a senior police officer said.
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