"We do very much hope that people who are responsible for the attacks are brought to justice," spokesman for the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told reporters yesterday.
Mr Dujarric was asked about the incidents of attacks on African nationals in India and whether there was any UN response or intervention to prevent these attacks.
Mr Dujarric said that there was no UN involvement that he was aware of.
Denouncing attacks on African nationals as "xenophobic and racial" in nature, heads of African missions in India have hit out at the government, saying it took no "known, sufficient and visible" deterrent action.
The Indian government has condemned the attacks as "unacceptable" and said investigations on the death of the teenager and the subsequent incident by local authorities are ongoing.