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Attack on Nigerian nothing to do with racism: Hyderabad police

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Hyderabad, May 27: Police in Hyderabad on Friday said the attack on a Nigerian student had nothing to do with racism and the fight was over vehicle parking, even as two more locals were arrested. The Nigerian student, Ghazeem, 23, sustained injuries on his head after being attacked with a rod during an altercation over parking with his neighbours in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills area on Wednesday night. Ghazeem was discharged from hospital the same night and is stable. Even as the issue got tiol attention, the Banjara Hills police maintained that the incident had nothing to do with racism. The accused has been arrested under the Indian Pel Code (IPC) section 324 read with 32 (beating with sticks). Another two locals were also booked on Friday, as they had supported the accused instead of preventing him from beating the student. In another development, the Nigerians’ Welfare Association in Hyderabad has called for an end to the controversy terming it a storm in a tea cup. It has urged Ghazeem, a third year student at the city’s famous Nizam College, to withdraw his complaint as the accused had tendered “sincere apologies”. (IANS)

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