VIDEO: Indian mob ties Nigerian to lamp post, brutalises him over alleged theft

A video has emerged showing a Nigerian living in India being brutalised by a mob, an incident which the police claimed was not connected to racism.

The video, which has gone viral online and sparked outrage, showed some Indians beating up the Nigerian after already tying him to a pole with ropes.

The man could be heard screaming and begging for his life.

According to NDTV report, the man was allegedly caught in the early hours of September 24 trying to rob a house at Malviya Nagar in South Delhi, an area which is popular with African students in the city.

The house belonged to one Krishna Kumar.

After the brutal assault, the Nigerian, who was wounded and unconscious with injuries to his head, face, limbs and back, was arrested by the police and charged before a court which sent him to jail.

Eyewitnesses allegedly told the police that he had hurt himself when he fell down the stairs while trying to escape.

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