Nigerian National Tied To Pole, Brutally Beaten By Mob In Delhi

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| October 9 , 2017 , 20:06 IST

In an inhuman incident, a  Nigerian national was tied to a post and thrashed by a mob in Delhi's Malviya Nagar for alleged theft as the man begged for mercy.

News agency ANI tweeted, "Nigerian national tied to a pole and beaten up by locals for alleged theft in Delhi's Malviya Nagar."

According to the report, the incident was of September 24th.

In the video, the Nigerian man can be seen tied to a lamp pole and beaten by sticks. A man can be seen holding his feet for people to aim as they mindlessly attack the foreigner.

Men can also be heard saying, " Get red chilly" and "Beat him harder".

With folded hands, the Nigerian man can be seen crying out "forgive me". Unhinged by the emotional appeal of the helpless man, mob continued slapping and hitting him with sticks while asking where he had hidden the money.

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Reportedly, the man was allegedly caught robbing a house in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar. The mob, after catching him, tied him to a pole then thrashed him with sticks.

The man was later handed over to the police. He has been arrested and is jailed while the men who brutally assaulted him are still roaming freely and no action has been taken against them.

The man was allegedly caught robbing the house of Malviya Nagar resident Krishna Kumar early in hours of September 24.

He was barely conscious and severely wounded when the mob handed-over the man to the police. The police have said that according to the neighbours, he was hurt when he fell down the stairs trying to escape.

He was taken to the hospital where his injuries were treated, said the police. He then was produced before a judge who sent him to jail, added the officer.

South Delhi DCP Ishwar Singh said that the Nigerian national didn't tell that he was beaten up. The police only came to know what happened when the video surfaced.

The officer also said that there was no racial basis for his beating, he was beaten up only because of theft suspicion. Although the official did say that that the beating is not justified even if he did steal.