A Kenyan lady who had asserted that she had been pulled out of a cab and assaulted in Greater Noida had lied, the police guaranteed today. The charges had added to the outrage after at least two more assaults on African nationals in Noida since Monday, only a hour’s drive from Delhi.
The lady had said was on her way to college when her cab was stopped by men who thrashed her and ran away. She likewise went to the hospital later.
But at a news conference today, Noida Senior Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Yadav said the Kenyan lady was not assaulted and the report lodged was false. Police officials produced Pintu, driver of the taxi in which the lady was travelling in, to corroborate their claims.
The cab driver said that he had dropped the lady at sector Omicron in Greater Noida and had seen no such assault.
Police additionally said that there were no injury marks to support the woman’s version either.
A police van stood only a couple meters from the location of the alleged assault, yet noone saw any assault occurring, Mr Yadav said.
The lady had called a police chowki in-charge whose number she had taken before in the morning and complained about the assault, the cop said.
He included that when the police personnel reached Ivory hospital, they were informed that doctors were not treating her. The lady was then taken to the Kailash Hospital from where too she was soon released, Mr Yadav said. The cop asserted that the lady may have been slapped by Nigerian companions and not local men.
An authority of the Kenyan Embassy too said the lady was “under strain because of family issues” and had fabricated the account.
African Students Welfare Association president Charles stated, “The Kenyan national had given a false statement. It has been proved. The police has been giving security to us”.
The occurrence came after the brutal attacks on Nigerians at the Ansal Plaza shopping center in Greater Noida and at Pari Chowk nearby that drew widespread condemnation.