A 26-year-old Nigerian woman was arrested by Delhi Police on Friday, June 3, in connection with the alleged assault of a cab driver by a group of Africans in south Delhi’s Rajpur Khurd area on May 29.
The first accused, Rwandan woman, identified as Kefa, was arrested on May 30, the day the incident was reported, police said.
“The second accused, Janet, who is a native of Nigeria, was arrested yesterday in Delhi,” a senior official said.
Both Janet and Kefa were allegedly living in Delhi with expired visas. While Kefa was arrested once in Bangalore last year, records pertaining to Janet are being checked, the official said.
According to preliminary investigation, Janet and Kefa had booked 51-year-old Nooruddin’s cab through Ola cabs for Dwarka (pictured). Once he arrived at Rajpur Khurd, the same locality in which Africans were allegedly attacked by locals earlier, he saw that six persons – four men and two women – were waiting for him.
He had alleged that the group was drunk. As he refused to take more than four passengers, a heated argument broke out and he was allegedly thrashed by them on May 30.
The official said that the four accused men have also been identified and efforts are ongoing to arrest them.