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MEA official meets deceased Congolese national's kin

African countries envoys had expressed shock and outrage over the killing

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Publish Date: May 30 2016 12:53PM | Updated Date: May 30 2016 12:53PM

MEA official meets deceased Congolese national's kin

 India assured the family of the Congolese national on Monda, who was killed in a national capital on May 20, of a speedy trial in the case and prosecution of all those responsible for the crime according to law.

This was conveyed by a senior official of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) who met family members of Masonda Ketada Oliver at the airport on their arrival in New Delhi.
 
He also informed them that the government will bear all expenses related to dispatch of mortal remains of Oliver, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
 
He said that the family members thanked the Indian government for its assistance.
 
They were told that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has instructed speedy trial in the case.
 
23-year-old Congolese national Oliver was beaten to death in Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi following a scuffle over hiring of an autorickshaw.
 
African countries envoys had expressed shock and outrage over the killing following which India assured them of safety of African nationals.