Argument over desirability of Biafra by
some Nigerians in India has been blamed for the death of N. Chigozie,
a 33 year old who came to India with a student visa. Indian police in
Bengaluru are already probing the death. The body of the Nigerian was
found near the railway gate in Hennur, northeast Bengaluru, in the wee
hours of Monday.
Chigozie, a resident of Hennur, was found with head injuries at 2am; his motorcycle had skidded off the road.
While the body has been shifted to
Ambedkar hospital for autopsy. Kothanur police, based on his brother’s
statement have registered a murder case, reports the Times of India.
“It seems to be an accidental death.
Preliminary evidence shows Chigozie, who was speeding on his bike,
crashed into a iron railing and died of head injuries. He was not
wearing a helmet. But his younger brother Nieskho claims he was
murdered,” police said.
On Sunday evening, Chigozie, Nieskho and four other Nigerians partied at African Kitchen restaurant at Byrathi near Hennur.
“The six revellers quarrelled over
sharing food and assaulted each other. Nieskho went to a nearby hospital
to treat his injuries and Chigozie followed him on bike. While
returning from the hospital, Chigozie died,” police said.
But in another account given by
BangaloreMirror, Chigozie’s brother, whose name was spelt as Nanso,
claimed his brother was killed after an argument with other friends over
Here is the report in the newspaper: A
33-year-old man from Nigeria was found dead under mysterious
circumstances near Geddalahalli on Hennur Road in the early hours of
Monday. The brother of the victim, identified as Chigozie, said he may
have been murdered. Chigozie was found dead near the Railway bridge at
The victim, who came to India on a
student visa, was doing some business in the city, according to police.
The victim, along with his brother Nanso, is said to have partied with a
group of friends at a house in Byrathi.
During the party, it is alleged that the
brothers and their friends had an argument over a political development
in their country. Police said both the brothers were allegedly beaten
Nanso, who had come in his car, drove to
a nearby private hospital and is said to have taken treatment.
Chigozie, who was returning home on his bike, was found dead near the
railway bridge. “Nanso suspects that his brother could have been killed.
However prima facie evidence suggests that the death could also be due
to an accident. The victim could have skidded and fell from the bike
while riding home. It was raining heavily. But a murder case has been
registered based on his brother’s complaint and investigations are on,” S
Girish, DCP (North East) told BM.
The Kothanur police, investigating the
case, said the group of friends who were partying were discussing about
the political turmoil back home over the formation of a separate state
The discussion led to assault and the brothers were badly beaten up.