African student in coma after assault in India
Patiala, July 5 : A African student in India is lying in coma in a Patiala hospital in Punjab after his assault three months back in Jalandhar, media reports said Thursday.
The boy's father, who wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, alleged that the attackers were still at large though police said two were arrested in the case of the assault of the student from Burundi.
According to an NDTV report, on June 25, Nestor Ntibateganya, father of the African student in India, wrote a letter to the chief minister of Punjab, describing the condition of his son Yannick Nihangaza, 23.
"I am writing to you as a father writing to another father, someone who has known and experienced love of a child," he wrote.
"In a country that I believe to be a civilized one, and where the laws of this land should be respected and evil be punished...the killers who stoned my wholly innocent son and left him for dead are known and still free," he wrote.
He told the TV channel that the police in Punjab did not do enough to catch all the culprits.
"Nobody came to see me," he said.
Nihangaza was assaulted on the street of Jalandhar. He was a student of B.Sc. Computers, First Year, at the Lovely Professional University.
He was taken to hospital by the passers-by who spotted him lying unconscious in a bad condition.