Thursday, 15 April 2021 04:12 GMT

Two Manipuris attacked in New Delhi

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Two Manipuri students were attacked with a scissor, stones and iron rods by three people, two of them juveniles, when the northeastern youths objected to racist remarks against them, police said yesterday. The attackers have been apprehended.

The incident took place around 9pm Saturday at Babulal Chowk in Munirka area of south Delhi.

Police said the Manipuri youths had gone to a nearby shop where the accused made racist comments at them.

"When the victims objected to the racist remarks, the accused started using abusive language. A heated argument started, and the accused attacked the victims with a scissor, stones and iron rods from a nearby construction site," a police official said.

The Manipuri youths were taken to the Safdarjung Hospital. One of them, 21-year-old Laith Golain, was discharged after first aid, while Boylen, also 21, was still under treatment following multiple stab injuries.

The attackers fled the spot after the incident, but were nabbed later, police said.

The two Manipuris, who are undergraduate students of Delhi University, stay in a rented accommodation in Munirka, south Delhi.

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