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Indian and Nigerian students clash with each other in GD Goenka Univ campus, file cross complaints

About 50 Nigerian students of the university have since reportedly left the campus temporarily, alleging harassment by the Indian students

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GD Goenka University

New Delhi, October 17

A fight broke out between Indian and Nigerian students at GD Goenka University campus that led to police inquiry. 

The police stated that six students were injured in the clash that broke out on October 14 during a Football match on the campus. Both groups have filed complaints against each other.

About 50 Nigerian students of the university have since reportedly left the campus temporarily, alleging harassment by the Indian students.

It was learnt that a team from the Nigerian Embassy went to the university and interacted with the Indian students who had allegedly clashed with the Nigerian students.

In the meantime, the university administration has suspended eight students and ordered an internal inquiry.

According to the police, the local students have accused the Nigerian students of assaulting them, while the Nigerian students in their turn have alleged that a large group of local people entered the campus and thrashed them with sticks.

A video of the fight, purported to be of the same incident, circulated on social media.

The complainant, Sultan Khan, a pharmacy student, had filed a police complaint alleging that some Nigerian students ganged up against Indian students and beat them up.

As per the student’s complaint, four to five Nigerian students abused and thrashed him. When his friends intervened, they were also thrashed with rods and sticks by the Nigerian students. 

The police have registered the case under Sections 323 (causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC has been filed on the basis of the complaint at Sohna City Police Station.

After the intervention of the Nigerian Embassy, a Nigerian student, Rabiu Md, had also filed a complaint to police accusing Indian students of attacking him and other foreign students where he alleged that local people came to the university hostel with different weapons and started attacking the international students. 

Following his complaint, the police registered another FIR under same charges of the IPC at Sohna City Police Station against Indian students. 

The police have begun an investigation in both the FIRs and verifying facts. 




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