Staff hides in toi­lets as 2 groups of Nige­ri­ans clash at Saket clinic

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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

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