A foreign national died in an accident in Bengaluru on Sunday evening. But the city police are yet to determine number of things regarding this incident. In a sudden twist of event, the police are now trying to find out whether the person is actually Nigerian.

 

The city police have even written to the Embassy of Nigeria but the latter is yet to come up with a response to the letter sent after the incident.

 

"If they reply, it will help in identifying the parents of the deceased, so that we can carry out procedures to conduct a post-mortem and ascertain the cause of death officially from doctors," an official was quoted as saying by the Bangalore Mirror.

 

“We have written two letters to the Nigerian Embassy, but we have not got any reply from them. There is no reliable information about the deceased as of now with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) here in the city. There is no official confirmation whether he is from Nigeria or any other African country," city police commissioner Praveen Sood said.

 

During the investigation, the police found out that the deceased was using a sim card which was registered in the name of Vijay Kumar from the Gauthampura slum.

 

"We checked the number by feeding in a caller identity portal and it displays the name as Jesus. The police are now going to contact the persons with whom the deceased was in constant touch or people he called multiple times on the day of the accident or in the last few hours before his death. Since the African nationals staying in the city are not co-operating with us in establishing many details like who was his friend and who was with the deceased when he met with the accident, it's a tough process," an official stated.

 

The scooter which the foreign national was riding was also registered in someone else’s name (Mujahid Shareef).

 

“Lead Motors sold the scooter to another local person and he may have sold this to a foreign national, but we are yet to zero down on the person who sold the scooter to the foreign national. The bike is registered in the name of Shareef and later owners have not transferred it to their name,” another official said.