Delhi

In bid to evade cops, Nigerian falls to death

Police raid building in Chhatarpur, recover 25 kg of party drug worth ₹20 crore

A Nigerian national died after jumping off the fourth floor of a building in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur on Friday while trying to evade the police who were conducting a raid.

The police recovered 25 kilos of party drugs, worth ₹20 crore, from the building.

The Special Cell launched the raid after receiving a tip off about some people living in Chhatarpur Enclave’ A-Block who were supplying Ketamine.

‘Taken to AIIMS’

“When Cyprian Ama Ogbonnaya saw the police, he jumped off the fourth floor after which he was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he was declared brought dead,” said a senior police officer.

The police said that the body has been sent for post mortem, which will establish real cause of death.

Eye-witness Sarabjit Singh said that he saw the man jump off the building.

“He jumped, then hit the air-conditioner of the second floor and then plummeted to the street. He broke his arm and was saying something we couldn’t understand,” Mr. Singh said, adding that a PCR van then took the man to the hospital.

Two women arrested

The police said that there were two African women at the rented accommodation who have been arrested under NDPC Act.

“They were using the accommodation essentially for dealing in drugs. We have recovered Ketamine worth ₹20 crore,” said the officer.

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