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RACISM? Mob Strips, Molests & Beats Tanzanian Student in Bangalore

21-year-old Tanzanian student was viciously beaten and stripped by an angry mob on the outskirts of Bengaluru. A few minutes earlier, a car driven by a Sudanese student had run over a 35-year-old female resident. The local was killed in the accident. The Sudanese student got away. Minutes after the accident, a Tanzanian woman was driving through the area along with four others in her car. An angry mob reportedly stopped them and assaulted all five of them. It is said that a mob pulled her out of her car before setting it ablaze on Sunday night. She said the mob then beat her up, molested and stripped her, and paraded her naked. A police constable at the site stood and watched the violence but did not come to her help, the victim told the police on Wednesday.

High Commissioner of Tanzania in India, John WH Kijazi, on Thursday said that the authorities in his country have written to the Indian government, demanding strict action against those who allegedly attacked and molested a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru following a road accident. Kijazi added that the Indian government has said that it is in touch with the Jakarta government and has assured action. Meanwhile, the Bengaluru police have arrested five people in this regard.

 

The victims tried to climb aboard a passing bus, but were pushed back.

One man who tried to help cover the woman with a T-shirt was also reportedly beaten.

Her car was set alight.

IBN Live reported that police refused to accept the woman’s complaint unless she brought in the Sudanese driver.

Bosco Kaweesi, legal adviser, All African Students Union in Bengalore, the woman, who had been driving the second car, “recounted that people were streaming out from buses, auto-rickshaws and charging towards them, punching and kicking them.”

He added that it was a case of mistaken identity.

“She’s Tanzanian, the man who caused the accident comes from Sudan, they didn’t even know each other,” he said.

Police arrested four men in connection with the incident on Wednesday, according to India’s external affairs minister.

Sushma Swaraj, tweeted that she was deeply pained over the “shameful incident” in India’s information technology hub.

 

CNN-IBN reports that the Tanzanian Embassy in New Delhi is now involved and has requested a detailed report about the entire incident. The Bengaluru police have opened an investigation into the whole incident. Lets hope Tanzanian Girl and her friends get Justice.

 

 

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