The locals also claimed that the boy was seen spending time with these Nigerian students and accused them of cannibalism.However, the Nigerian students were released owing to the lack of evidence.
Police have registered a case under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code in relation to the incident and arrested five people.
The locals had permission to protest, but suddenly, the situation spiralled out of control. Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took cognisance of the matter and sought a report.
“I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the reported attack on African students in Noida,” Sushma tweeted.
“I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the reported attack on African students in Noida.”
The Association of African Students in India claimed there had been multiple attacks on African students, and ten students so far had been targeted.
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