Racism in India: Two Nigerians beaten with bats for protesting Holi-water balloon

New Delhi(IE): In a shocking incident of violence in Delhi, two Nigerian nationals were assaulted after one of them protested and scolded a child for throwing a water balloon at him in a West Delhi locality. According to a report in Indian Express, they were attacked by 12 men on Sunday, and the police registered a case 24 hours later, after seniors intervened.

One of the victims,Evwrirhe Isaac was quoted saying “We are so scared… we are staying in my friend’s home and planning to leave this area. But we will fight and will try to get justice,” one of the victims, Evwrirhe Isaac, told The Indian Express.

According to the report, Isaac was angered by a boy throwing a water balloon at him, and reprimanded him. He said: “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,” he said.
His roommate Abdul was also assaulted even though he told them that he wasn’t with Isaac during the incident.