A group of 12 men allegedly barged into the house of two Nigerian nationals and assaulted them after one of them scolded a boy for throwing a water-filled balloon on him in West Delhi. The Uttam Nagar police have registered an FIR, but no one has been arrested as yet.
The men -- Evwrirhe Isaac, who scolded the boy, and his roommate Aliyu Abdul -- said they have received threatening calls after the incident, according to the Indian Express. Isaac, who is also a football coach, alleged that the police filed the case when senior officers stepped in.
"We have registered a case under several appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code at Uttam Nagar police station and efforts are on to nab the accused," Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Pushpendra Kumar said.
Some residents of Dwarka Mor, where the two men lived in a rented accommodation, denied having knowledge of the incident, while some others said they were not in the locality when the Nigerian nationals were allegedly assaulted, the IE quoted its sources as saying.
The incident happened Sunday when Isaac was heading to the market. Isaac scolded a boy who threw a water-balloon on him and left him with a shopkeeper, police said. Later, young men allegedly forcibly entered Isaac's house and assaulted him and his roommate with cricket and baseball balls.
"Within minutes, some people knocked on my door and began shouting. They then barged inside, ransacked my home and assaulted me and my roommate Aliyu Abdul. They were hitting me... I pleaded with them to spare my life. I somehow managed to free myself and ran towards the balcony. They chased me and pushed me from the second floor of the building," Isaac said.
"I kept telling them that I was not with Isaac during the incident, but they did not stop. I went to the police station and requested them to help me out, but they refused to help, saying there was a strike going on in a government hospital, so they could not take me anywhere," Abdul said.
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