India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Sharawaj has said in a tweet that the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh had assured her of an impartial investigation into the “unfortunate incident”:
Four Nigerian students have been wounded in India following an attack on them in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, in the latest violence against Africans in the country.
Indian newspapers have reported that five people have been arrested over the attack in Greater Noida city.
Earlier, more than 100 people protested at a bus junction in the city, demanding that all Africans living in residential neighbourhoods in Greater Noida be asked to leave rented homes immediately, The New India Express newspaper reported .
The protest came after a student died of a suspected drug overdose.
Five Nigerian students were detained over the case, but then released because of a lack of evidence, the newspaper reported.
Some African embassies complained to the Indian government last year about a spate of attacks on students from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo in India.