In a shocking incident, a Nigerian man was tied to a pole and brutally thrashed with sticks on suspicion of theft in the national capital.

As per reports, the incident occurred on 23 September in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar. The video that has gone viral on social media shows the man lying on the ground barefoot and being beaten ruthlessly with sticks by some unidentified locals.

Reports further said that the police rescued the youth from the locals but later registered a case of theft against him on the insistence of local residents.

Malviya Nagar is stone’s throw away from Khidki Extension which has seen a series of racial attacks against African nationals in the last few years.