A 35-year-old Nigerian national was found dead inside his rented accommodation in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar on Friday morning. The deceased, Neely Emeka, had been staying in the country for the past one year.
According to reports, Mr. Emeka had come to the city in India last year on a business visa and was employed in a company later.
The deceased’s boss had been trying to reach him for the past few days but Mr. Emeka was not answering the calls. Following this, his boss came to meet Mr. Emeka at his residence and found the room to be locked from inside.
“Mr. Emeka’s boss knocked the door several times but did not get any response. After this, he peeped through a window and saw Mr. Emeko lying unconscious on the floor,” a police officer said.
A PCR call was received around 10 a.m. stating a man has been found dead in the Uttam Nagar area, the officer said adding, “A police team reached the spot and found a Nigerian national lying dead inside his flat.”
His boss also informed the police that Mr. Emeka had been ill for the past few days. It is suspected that he might have died due to illness, a police officer said.
Mr. Emeka’s family members and the Nigerian High Commission have been informed about the incident, while police authorities await the autopsy report.