Karnataka CM, Govt. insensitive on Tanzanian student assault case

New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticised Karnataka Government for revealing the name of the Tanzanian student who was assaulted in Bengaluru, saying that the government must be advised to exercise restraint in such cases.

“The kind of insensateness the Home Minister of Karnataka has shown while addressing the press even naming the victim is quite shameful. In fact the description whether she was paraded with cloths or without cloths that also was quite sensitive. In fact the government should be advised to refrain themselves from such insensitivity in addressing such an important issue,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI here.

He also said that happened in Bangalore is a very sensitive issue, and delivering any kind of statement on this, everyone must be extra careful and should be quite sensitive about this.

Five people have been arrested so far in connection with assault on Tanzanian female student.

Meanwhile, Ministry of External (MEA) will send a team to Bengaluru today to take stock of the situation.

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.

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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