Home News Reports Kenyan 'racist' attack: Police claim 'loopholes', Kenyan embassy withdraws case

Kenyan ‘racist’ attack: Police claim ‘loopholes’, Kenyan embassy withdraws case

Yesterday some reports had come out which claimed that a Kenyan woman’s cab was stopped in the wee hours of Wednesday in Sector Omicron of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. She was then reportedly slapped and thrashed by the people. The reports further stated that she was then taken to a local hospital where she was treated for trauma and placed on oxygen support for a few hours before being released.

This incident also came under intense focus as it followed racist attacks in Greater Noida where a mob reportedly attacked as many as 9 Africans at various locations, which resulted in two getting hospitalized.

The allegations of the Kenyan woman ensured that the police filed a case against 10 unknown assailants under various sections of the IPC. The woman is then supposed to have gone to the nearest police station and was then shifted to the hospital by the authorities present.

- Ad - - article resumes -

In what now appears as a twist in the tale, ASP Dharmendra Chavan of the UP police, who had investigated the matter, has now claimed that case was fake. DGP UP Javeed Ahmad too tweeted the same:

As revealed by the police, they managed to track the cab driver who refuted all claims of the incident and stated that he dropped her at 5:47 AM and left. Police has also claimed that the location mentioned by the girl was false, as they tallied it with the GPS location data. Reports say the girl had a fight with her friends, but ended up reporting it as racist attack. Plus reports also claimed that the girl’s friends also stole Rs 500 from the cab driver.

All this though doesn’t negate the fact that racism is an issue in the Indian society. The recent incidents of assault on Africans by the mob are an indication of that. Plus it has long been in public knowledge about how our own countrymen from the North Eastern States are reported to have been a victim of racism in their own country.

However, such false claims only ensures that the fight against real racism gets a setback. Realising that this could hurt the wider cause, the Association of the African Students in India have said that they were “embarrassed” by the incident and that girl was going through a mental trauma due to “family issues”. The association further claimed that the Kenyan girl gave false information to police,

It has also been reported that the Kenyan embassy too has decided to withdraw the case. Embassy officials revealed that the police has assured that they will not file a case against the girl for lodging a false case.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

While the date of the recording is not clear, it can be inferred from above conversation that it took place sometime in July.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Army veteran Surendra Poonia receives threats from Pakistan, files online complaint with cyber crime portal

Major Poonia shared screenshots of the threats he has been receiving as well as screenshot of message which said how an unknown number had threatened to character assassinate him and malign him.

Barkha Dutt’s strange coincidences with a Kashmiri who wished death upon PM Modi and Amit Shah

Idrees ul Haq, with whom Barkha Dutt had a series of ‘coincidences’ is a known separatist sympathiser
Google search shows images of Pakistan PM Imran Khan on search of Bhikari

Old controversy resurfaces: Google throws up images of Pakistan PM Imran Khan when searched for “Bhikari”

This controversy is, however, not new. In December 2018, a resolution had been submitted in Punjab Assembly, Pakistan to summon Google CEO and question him as to why Imran Khan's images show up when one searches for the word 'Bhikari'.

Deplorable ‘journalists’ further Pakistan propaganda and undermine India: Why should their patriotism not be questioned

Indian 'journalists' and 'intellectuals' have taken up the mantle of peddling the Pakistan narrative on Kashmir it appears.
Shah Faesal was reportedly planning to approach ICJ over India’s decision to abrogate Article 370

IAS-turned-politician Shah Faesal was travelling to file case against India in the ICJ over Kashmir issue: Report

Shah Faesal was nabbed at the New Delhi International Airport on August 14 when he was trying to leave the country, reportedly, to Turkey

Purported email screenshots of Kavita Krishnan’s team show them discussing use of retired judges and ex-military officers for Kashmir propaganda

Purported screenshots of internal emails of urban naxals are being circulated on social media

Here is why Shobhaa De could be first in a long list to be exposed by Pakistan

India’s stand on abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and dilution of Jammu and Kashmir from a state to a Union Territory has dropped the baby of pretence.

After the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan Minister expresses angst over Rahul Gandhi not winning 2019 elections

After abrogation of Article 370 by the Modi government, Congress and Pakistan seem to have found an ideological soulmate in each other
PM Modi's debut on Man vs Wild becomes most viewed show worldwide with 3.6 billion impressions, leaving Super Bowl behind

PM Modi’s debut on Man vs Wild becomes most trending show worldwide with 3.6 billion impressions, leaving Super Bowl behind

The appearance of PM Modi on Discovery’s ‘Man vs Wild’ show with survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls has garnered 3.6 billion impressions and counting.
Shehla Rashid bats for Armed insurgency in Kashmir

Career-protester-turned-politician Shehla Rashid downplays terrorism in Kashmir, calls legitimate action by India ‘state terrorism’ instead

According to Shehla Rashid, India has been inflicting atrocities on Kashmiris since 1953
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

180,735FansLike
170,390FollowersFollow
89,260SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post