Indian police in Bengaluru are probing the death of a Nigerian, identified as N. Chigozie.
The body of the Nigerian in his mid-30s, who came to India on a student visa, was found near the railway gate in Hennur, northeast Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Monday.
Chigozie, a resident of Hennur, was found with head injuries at 2am; his motorcycle had skidded off the road.
The body has been taken to Ambedkar hospital for autopsy.
Kothanur police, based on his brother’s statement have registered murder case.
“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.
But in another account given by BangaloreMirror, Chigozie’s brother, whose name was spelt as Nanso, claimed his brother was killed after an argument with other friends over Biafra.