Five Nigerian students were attacked on Monday by crowds, while another was beaten by a mob inside a shopping mall.
The attacks is said to have been prompted by the death of a local teenager due to a drug overdose and his parents blame Nigerian students for giving him the drugs.
The attack on the student inside a popular shopping mall in Noida was recorded on mobile phone cameras by other shoppers and widely circulated on social media.
A crowd had reportedly raided the home of African students, asking all Africans living in residential colonies in Greater Noida to vacate their rented houses immediately.
India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised an “impartial” inquiry into attacks.
Narendra Mishra, a journalist with Times of India shared a video of the mall attack on twitter
Sorry World.We are not like this.Shocking incidents in Greater Noida.3 attacks on Nigerian people in one day.Where we heading?See video. pic.twitter.com/LmjHfa4CvW
— Narendra nath mishra (@iamnarendranath) March 27, 2017