Attack on Tanzanian student: Four more arrested

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Bengaluru, Feb. 5 (ANI): Bengaluru Police on Friday arrested four more persons in connection with an attack on a Tanzanian girl student in Hesaraghatta Road area of the city, taking the total number of arrested persons in this case to nine.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner N S Megharikh confirmed this to ANI.

“We have arrested four more people and totally we have arrested nine people,” he said.

“We are verifying how many were there actually. She said in a statement about presence of policemen. There is still a lot of confusion. Lady said that there were four people in the car, other friends said there were five,” he added.

The Tanzanian student was harassed by a group of locals in Bengaluru after they assumed she was part of an incident in which a Sudanese man had run over a local woman.

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The incident took place on Hesaraghatta Road in Bengaluru on Saturday night after a Sudanese national ran his car over a 35-year-old woman resulting in on the spot death of the woman.

The Tanzanian student was travelling in another car, a Wagon-R, along with four others. The young woman, who arrived on the spot around 30 minutes later, was dragged out of the car and allegedly paraded naked after being stripped by the mob. (ANI)

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