A group of Nigerians went on the rampage, damaging vehicles in Pragati Nagar, Nalasopara (E), India on Wednesday after a fellow countryman was reportedly murdered in the early hours of the day.
Times of India however reported that the deceased was assaulted and left to die by fellow Nigerians after a drinking spree.
The incident was said to have occured around 3:30a.m local time on Wednesday.
Reports said that following the riots by the Nigerians, the locals mobilised themselves and retaliated by blocking buildings occupied by the foreigners and prevented them from coming out.
The rampage and counter move had reportedly made police tighten up security in the area.
It was learnt that the Nigerian consulate has been contacted.
“A case of accidental death has been registered with the police and the autopsy report is being awaited,” the police said, adding that some suspects are being detained.