A video has emerged online showing a Nigerian man been beaten by Indians in Delhi for allegedly trying to rob a House in Malviya Nagar in Southern part of Delhi India.
According to sources, the incident happened two weeks ago, the suspected thief was caught in the early hours of September 24 inside the house of a resident in an area populated by African Students.
In the video, the Nigerian is seen with his feet tied to a lamp post, begging for mercy as his attackers keep hitting him with sticks. Voices in the background can be heard egging on the mob and saying: “Get red chilly. Beat him harder…”
“Forgive me!” the out, his hands folded, but it doesn’t move his attackers, who keep slapping him and demanding to know whether he has any hidden money.
After the brutal assault, he was arrested and jailed but by the time he was handed over to the police later that day, he was badly wounded and barely conscious.
People in the neighbourhood allegedly told the police that he was hurt when he fell down the stairs while trying to escape.
According NDTV, the police said action would be taken against the attackers after the video surfaced.
In one clip, he is upright, tied to a lamp post and in his underwear.
He was taken to the police in that state, with injuries to his head, face, limbs and back. The police say after he was treated in a hospital, he was produced before a judge who sent him to jail.
But no one knew until the video emerged that he had been assaulted.
The police say action will be taken against the attackers based on the video.