Tanzanian student assault case: Five arrested till now

Bengaluru, Feb.4 (ANI): The Bengaluru Police have arrested five people till now in connection with the assault case on Tanzanian student that took place on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Tanzanian High Commissioner John Kijazi, in a telephonic conversation with ANI, said that they want the police to take strict action and arrest all the culprits.

He also said the High Commission has written to the Indian Government, which in turn have assured them of action.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked the state government to explain the incident and send the report immediately.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday confirmed the news on his official Twitter account.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had yesterday condemned the attack on the Tanzanian student, and asked for stringent punishment for the guilty.

The Tanzanian student was beaten and then stripped 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 paraded naked after being stripped by the mob.

The victim told the police in her complaint that when she tried to get on a bus in order to escape the assault, people on the bus pushed her back towards the mob.

Earlier, the local residents set fire to two cars belonging to the African students, who studied in local colleges in Ganapathinagar on Hesaraghatta Road. (ANI)

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