Police in Delhi say that a taxi driver on Monday was beaten up in the national capital allegedly by a group of Africans after he refused to take on board more than four people.
The incident has come amidst raging controversy over attacks on African nationals in Delhi.
The driver, Nooruddin Ali, said, “I was badly beaten by the African passengers when I refused to take over 4 people. Two were women. I thank Delhi Police for helping me so much. I am confident I will get justice.”
Nooruddin showed his bruised face as he spoke to media in Delhi.
The incident took place even as the African nationals protested at Jantar Mantar against the growing attacks on them.
A Congolese national was killed in Delhi recently after a brawl with an auto driver in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.
The African envoys had registered their strongest protest by refusing to attend the Africa Day celebrations organised by the Indian government.
There were also reports of retaliatory attacks on Indian nationals in Congo over the weekend.