Igbo Young Man Murdered In India Over Argument On Biafra

Reports from India says an Igbo young man, N. Chigozie has been murdered in Bengaluru a city in India over altercation on Biafra.

Chigozie who is said to be in his mid-30s, said to have arrived India on a student visa, was found near the railway gate in Hennur, northeast Bengaluru, around 2am, early hours of Monday and his motorcycle had skidded off the road.

His body has been taken to the Ambedkar hospital for autopsy, following his brother’s claim that he was murdered and the Kothanur police, shave already registered a murder case on his death as reported by the Times of India.

An account given by Bangalore Mirror, Chigozie’s brother, whose name was spelt as Nonso, insisted Chigozie was murdered after an argument with other friends over Biafra.

 According to the report, Chigozie, and his brother Nanso, were said to have partied with a group of friends at a house in Byrathi.

The Kothanur police, investigating the case, said the group of friends who were partying were discussing about the political turmoil back home over the formation of a separate state in Nigeria(Biafra).

The discussion led to assault and the brothers were badly beaten up.

Nonso, who had come in his car, drove to a nearby private hospital and is said to have taken treatment. Chigozie, who was returning home on his bike, was found dead near the railway bridge. “Nanso suspects that his brother could have been killed.

However prima facie evidence suggests that the death could also be due to an accident.

The victim could have skidded and fell from the bike while riding home. It was raining heavily.

But a murder case has been registered based on his brother’s complaint and investigations are on,” S Girish, DCP (North East) told BM.

“It seems to be an accidental death. Preliminary evidence shows Chigozie, who was speeding on his bike, crashed into an iron railing and died of head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. But his younger brother Nieskho claims he was murdered,” police said.

On Sunday evening, Chigozie, Nieskho and four other Nigerians partied at African Kitchen restaurant at Byrathi near Hennur.

“The six revellers quarrelled over sharing food and assaulted each other. Nieskho went to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries and Chigozie followed him on bike. While returning from the hospital, Chigozie died,” police said.



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