On March 24, Manish Khari, a high school student from Greater Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, failed to return home after an evening walk. Some neighbors of Mr. Khari claimed to have seen him with five Nigerian students living in the area.
An irate crowd barged into the Nigerian students’ apartment but didn’t find the missing boy. His family and locals accused the Nigerian students of cannibalism. The police arrested the five Nigerian students but let them off for lack of evidence. Mr. Khari returned home quite unwell and died soon after, seemingly from a drug overdose.
Greater Noida symbolizes the post-liberalization India of aspiration, the India of new money, tower blocks, corporate offices, private universities and shopping malls.… Seguir leyendo »