Reacting to the shocking incident in Bengaluru a few days ago when a Tanzanian student was stripped and beaten over a fatal accident in which she had no role,External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that she is “deeply pained over the shameful incident".
Meanwhile, the Bengaluru Police have arrested five people in this connection. They have also filed an FIR against some unknown persons in connection with the assault on a 21-year-old Tanzanian student. 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 Ganapathi Nagar on Hesaraghatta Road.