Staff hides in toilets as 2 groups of Nigerians clash at Saket clinic
The staffers at a private nursing home in south Delhi had to hide in the facility’s toilets after a scuffle broke out between two groups of Nigerian nationals in the early hours of Saturday.
The entire episode was captured on CCTV cameras installed inside the hospital, wherein the foreign nationals can be seen damaging the hospital property, including doors. No arrests in the case have been made, so far.
Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, said a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Saket police station. According to police, they were informed around 4.40 am on Saturday about the ruckus inside the Neelu Angel nursing home in Saket.
“Investigation revealed that the two groups first fought at the Eboma Kitchen near the Mehrauli church. Some of them were injured during the clash and had come to the hospital for treatment. The fight then continued at the hospital,” Biswal said.
Lairab, who works at the front desk of the clinic, told the police that on the day of the incident, three Nigerian nationals had come to the hospital for medical help. They then told the staff members that the nursing home’s prices were high and that they would go to another hospital.
Meanwhile, there were nearly a dozen Nigerian nationals outside the hospital as well. Soon, a clash broke out between the two groups.
In the CCTV footage, a group of Nigerians can be seen following an injured person. The footage shows them breaking the door and thrashing him, removing his shirt, and hitting him with a shoe.
When the police reached the hospital, they found the reception and the laboratory vandalised.
Screen grab of CCTV footage that captured the entire episode