External Affairs

Government Official Meets Deceased Congolese National’s Family

A senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs met with the family and assured them of a speedy trial and prosecution of all those responsible for the murder.

African students in India demonstrate against racist violence.

African students in India demonstrate against racist violence.

 

New Delhi: India today assured the family of the Congolese national, who was killed in a brawl in New Delhi on May 20, of a speedy trial in the case and prosecution of all those responsible for the crime.

This was conveyed by a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) who met the family members of Masonda Ketada Oliver at the airport on their arrival in the city.

He also told them that the government of India would bear all expenses related to the dispatch of the mortal remains of Oliver, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

He said that the family members thanked the Indian government for its assistance.

They were told that Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, had instructed that a speedy trial be carried out.

Twenty-three-year-old Congolese national Oliver, who was a French teacher at a private institute, was beaten to death in the Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi following a brawl over hiring an auto-rickshaw.

Envoys of African countries had expressed shock and outrage over the killing, following which India assured them of the safety of African nationals.