New Delhi: A 35-year-old Nigerian national was beaten up by locals and cops after he allegedly mishandled two traffic policemen in the national capital. The incident took place near Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar on Monday. However, the video of the incident, which is going viral on social media, surfaced on Wednesday. Also Read - Delhi Likely to Face Water Shortage For a Week. Here's Why

As per reports, the cops pulled up Nigerian named Prince as he was riding a scooter without wearing a helmet, leading to a scuffle between both the parties. Later, the locals intervened and started thrashing the African national. Also Read - Delhi Youth Kidnaps Landlord's Baby, Demands Rs 40 Lakh Ransom to Move in With Girlfriend; Held

Two traffic constables Ajay and Gaurav, who were on duty spotted Prince coming on his scooter without wearing a helmet. He was stopped by them and asked to show documents. But he tried to forcefully escape, a senior police officer said. Also Read - Japanese Women's Team Pulls out of Asian Wrestling

An argument broke out between them and Prince allegedly manhandled the two officials at the spot, the officer added.

A crowd gathered and started thrashing Prince.

The entire incident was recorded by a passerby, the video of which has become viral, the officer said.

Meanwhile, the traffic officials informed police and the Nigerian national was then taken to Mohan Garden police station where a case was registered based on the complaint of the traffic personnel.