Foreign national beaten to death in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area


Police in Delhi on Saturday said that a 23-year-old African youth was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in south Delhi’s affluent Vasant Kunj area.

Photo by ANI
Photo by ANI

According to a PTI report, the incident took place around 11.45 pm Friday when the man, a Congolese national M T Olivia had a heated argument with a group of three persons at Kishangadh locality in Vasant Kunj.

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Following the argument, the group pounced on Olivia, and as he tried to escape, they chased him for around 20-25 metres and attacked him again with stones.

A case of murder has been registered. We are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused,” additional DCP (South) Nupur Prasad said. What exactly led to the argument between Olivia and the group is yet to be ascertained. The case is being probed from all angles including robbery and a possible racist attack on the African national. The Embassy of Congo has been informed about the incident. Olivia taught foreign languages at a private institute here. He lived in South Extension area. Why he had gone to Kishangadh at that hour has also not been ascertained yet, police said.

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