The Hush Post|19:30 pm|1-min-read
Delhi police on Thursday night rescued six African nationals, including four Tanzanian women and two Nigerian men, from different parts of Dwarka. The locals had held them hostage in a building on the suspicion of child kidnapping and cannibalism.
Rumour had spread in West Delhi’s Dwarka that some Africans had kidnapped a boy. Delhi police said that it received numerous calls and one even accused them of kidnapping a child.
The police rescued four Africans, including two women, from a building in Hari Vihar, Kakrola, outside which around 200 people had gathered.
It was “not a racial attack”, the police said. “After we received a call, we reached the site of the incident, dispersed the crowd and rescued two Tanzanian women. Crowd had gathered following the kidnapping rumours. We had also received a call about kidnapping. It was a hoax call. We rescued the Tanzanian and Nigerian nationals,” Delhi Police was quoted as saying by NDTV.com.
The police rescued two more Tanzanian women from Old Palam Road in Dwarka after a mob surrounded them.
A video of the instance showed a group of more than 100 residents in Kakrola village accusing two Tanzanian women of having abducted a minor boy and eating him.