Police on Tuesday arrested five persons in connection with assaulting a Nigerien national in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on Tuesday.
A shocking video surfaced on Monday where it can be seen how a youth of Nigerien living in Delhi's Malviya Nagar was brutally beaten up while tied to a lamp post by a local mob on suspicion of theft.
The video that has gone viral on various social media platforms dates back to September 24 when a resident of Malaviya Nagar by the name Krishna Kumar alleged that he has caught the Nigerian youth who attempted an act of theft at his house.
It is worth noting that Malaviya Nagar has a substantial population from various African nations, Nigerians being one of the highest among them.
After the brutal assault, the Nigerian was taken to the police where the locals reported that he sustained injuries as result of a fall from the staircase.
The video was captured on a cell phone by one of the bystanders shows how the mob was hitting him on the leg, the back and other places of the body.
The Nigerian youth was seen begging for mercy as the mob continued to shower him with rods and sticks on his body. He was eventually stripped to his underwears and was tied to a lamp post.