Police arrest attack suspects
Police in India have arrested two Indians they say assaulted six Africans in New Delhi. Police officer Ishwar Singh said the two scuffles on Thursday night were not racial attacks but were stray incidents triggered by objections to drinking and loud music by the Africans. The Africans said they were racially abused and attacked by a mob. Singh said the Africans suffered minor injuries and the arrested people were being investigated for criminal intimidation and assault. Hundreds of thousands of people from African nations study and work in India. A week ago, graduate student Masunda Kitada Oliver, a Congo national who had lived in India for six years, was fatally attacked in a dispute over hiring an auto rickshaw in New Delhi. The African Heads of Mission in New Delhi responded to that attack by urging India’s government to address “racism and Afro-phobia” in the country. India promised quick punishment for the assailants.