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Tanzanian students arrested for fatal beating at soccer match

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    Mizo Student Dies after Violent Outbreak at Soccer Match
    SUBMITTED BY NINA GAUTAM ON FRI, 04/29/2011 - 09:28

    The Lovely Professional University mourns the untimely death of one of its students after a violent outbreak during a soccer match on campus. Johnny F. Lalhmangaih from Mizoram in the north of India was brutally beaten to death after scoring a goal against the opposing team of African students.

    Lalhmangaih was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead by doctors. Police arrested Ahmed Al-Nagni and Sayed Feisal from Tanzania and Hatin Indriss from Sudan.

    After the incident Indian and Mizo students emerged from the dormitories in large numbers demanding the exclusion of African students from the college. Interior and furniture of some of the dorm room also suffered significant damage from the angry mob. Only heavy police presence was able to control the situation. Police saw themselves forced to move the remaining African students to an undisclosed location.

    The college that is Punjab’s first private tertiary education facility had experienced conflicts between African and Indian students in the past, but all clashes could be resolved peacefully. Among the 24,000 students enrolled at Lovely, there are over 250 foreign students from 16 countries, among them 50 African students.

    “This is another instance of local administration failing to ensure the safety of students who have no alternative but to move out of their homes to pursue higher studies”, a spokesperson for the Mizo students’ union said.