Three African students – Mapaga and Yohan from Gabon and Guira from  Burkina Faso – were brutally attacked by a phrenetic crowd at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station in the presence of cops after they were alleged to have passed some obnoxious comments on some fellow female passengers – a charge which they deny.

The three African students were somehow rescued by the CISF personnel after they had taken refuge in a police booth enclosure to save themselves from the worked up mob.

They were rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for treatment. One of the three African students has received grievous injuries due to the attack.

Despite the entire attack being filmed and posted on video-sharing site YouTube, no arrests have been made yet in the incident.

Now, the ambassadors of Burkina Faso and Gabon have intervened and written to the MHA, expressing deep concerns over the security of African nationals in the national capital

According to a media report, Gabon's Ambassador to India Desire Koumba and Burkina Faso's representative in the country Idriss Raoua Ouedraogo have requested the Indian government to work closely with the cops for a just inquest in to this incident, which some believe have clear racist undertones to it.

Both Delhi Police and CISF have passed on the responsibility on each other over the incident. The police have so far identified three attackers among the crowd and are investigating it further.

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