African national beaten to death in Delhi's Vasant Kunj

A Congolese national was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, said police today.

23-year-old M T Olivia was returning home when he reportedly had a heated argument with a group of three persons. The incident took place at around 11:45 pm yesterday.

Soon after the argument the group attacked Olivia and when he tried to escape, they chased him and pelted stones at him. Additional DCP (South) Nupur Prasad said, "A case of murder has been registered. We are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused."

What exactly led to the scuffle between Olivia and the group is yet to be ascertained. The case is being probed from all angles including robbery and a possible racist attack on the African national.